Finally!

The laptop is finally fixed, and I hope it will remain operational. Life has been a bitch since it hasn’t been easy to use the internet or access documents. As long as the laptop cooperates I will be able to restart the Sunday Eye Candy series.

Limp Wrist #2 will go live toward the end of September. The second issue will feature an interview with the divine Denise Duhamel and work by Kurt Brown, Nick Carbo, Ellen Bass, Karen Chase, Khadijah Queen, and more. I’m excited about the second issue, and the third issue, which will go live Jan 09, is starting to take a nice shape.

The only stable part of my life life right now seems to be work and writing two to four poems a week. I meet with a fellow every couple of weeks; we chit-chat then move into critiquing work. Yesterday, we met and did our thing. She was able to help me put some “finishing” touches on three poems.

Well, off to do some reorganization as my new filing cabinet is calling my name.

Rolled Like Dice

The day after my “Bette Davis Eyes” entry, I some how managed to knock over a cap less bottle of water during the night. Yes, water equals no stains; however, water soaking a laptop equals possible big trouble. My laptop has not functioned properly unit t0day. Praise be to Dolly for a working laptop!

Here’s some blurbs of stuff that I have wanted to blog about when I was laptop-less:

*BIG NEWS: I’ve worked in retail pharmacy since I was 16; I’ve been with my current employer for 6 years. This month all of this is changing because I am leaving my job for another. Well, I am leaving as a full time employee. I’ll probably dedicate an entry to tomorrow to this change.

*Listening to NPR this morning I found out: In April of this year soldiers serving overseas had their duty time increased from 12 months to 15 months. My Opinion: The increase is bullshit.

Georgia Speaker of the House, Glen Richardson, wants to abolish property tax and implement a 4% on EVERYTHING…… yes, everything means the items that weren’t taxed before like doctor visits, etc. My Opinion: I’m not on Speaker Richardson’s abolishing boat.

*The Southern Baptist Convention has asked all churches belonging to the group to pray for rain in Georgia and think about what God is telling us. My Opinion: A poem is in the works on this topic.

*I really want to watch BEOWULF and ENCHANTED. I’m excited that THE LOVELY BONES is being made into a movie; hope it comes together as an A+ production.

I’m Alive

I have been having laptop issues for at least a month (if not two). Hopefully, I won’t have to worry about the issues after a couple of weeks.

After working ten days straight, which probably wouldn’t have been too bad if I didn’t have to go to the doctor because of an irritating back pain, I had a five day weekend. I spent my time off in Alabama helping the boyfriend pack and move stuff to Atlanta. His mother is moving, so everything that has been stored at her place is now at our place. I had fun looking at pictures of him ranging from elementary school to junior high to high school– lots of laughing. And his mother made Taco Casserole just for me since I enjoyed the dish so much on a previous visit– delicious.

This weekend we watched THE ANNIVERSARY. I’ll I am going to say is Bette Davis is spectacular; she’s manipulative, cruel, absolutely splendid, and does it all wearing designer eye patches. Rent it!