October 23rd, 2007

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Poem for Tuesday

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Pretty quiet Monday, which was pretty nice; other than doing some writing, I mostly spent it doing laundry, hanging out with my kids and watching last season's Heroes with perkypaduan, who came over and brought me goodies from Baltimore Comic-Con and ate California Tortilla with me and the cats, who insisted on sharing the couch though we denied them the hot sauce. My major triumph was discovering, in the course of attempting to clean up the basement, where I had put my copy of the Gustave Dore-illustrated Rime of the Ancient Mariner away on the wrong shelf. I've been looking for it for months.

Wow, the news footage from California is terrifying. Hope everyone in that area is all right -- my L.A. area geography is terrible but I know people in Malibu and San Diego and, I think, points in between. My parents are visiting my uncle in Santa Clarita right now and are supposed to drive to San Diego in two days for a law conference, but I have no idea what is going to happen with that.

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My cable was out for awhile in the afternoon, but it came back on for Heroes and Journeyman. Watching last season made me miss the character dynamics and to some extent the vibe from last spring, though I'm liking Monica a lot -- Collapse ) I had lots of distractions during Journeyman and every one of them made me lose the thread of the story, so I probably should not evaluate this episode, but I should add in fairness that if this had been Pushing Daisies I would have been ignoring the distractions or ordering them to be quiet.
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  • 15:52 screaming because my cable is out! #
  • 18:25 Watching 'Heroes' with Perkypaduan. Last season is fun to relive. #
  • 20:20 Trying to figure out where to put the old Outdoor Photographers with great Photoshop hints. Don't want to rip them up or break up the set. #
  • 23:08 DONE with these jackasses. I'm 98 percent out of fandom anyway. I want to talk to sane people. #
  • 00:39 Being happy that my Twitters no longer have to be "is"-compliant for Facebook! #
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Family Update

My uncle's neighborhood outside Santa Clarita has been evacuated -- the fire is on the other side of the mountain, the smoke is pouring over and the fire department banged on the door and ordered everyone out. My uncle and his wife and son are at a hotel; my parents stayed with friends elsewhere in the Los Angeles suburbs last night, and are driving to San Diego today, a day early for the conference. Apparently the freeway they need to take is open but they have no idea what's going to happen in San Diego in terms of the air quality or whether the conference will go as planned.

Scary. This is the second time this has happened to my uncle; I can't even imagine what it's like to live there.