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How can April be almost over? trash day

29 Apr

It’s Friday, but you can barely tell around my house. Patty and I are both deep in about 27 different kind of work in that too much to do and not enough time sort of way. Does this mean I skipped watching the royal wedding as it happened for the greatest hits version at a respectable hour? You bet.

That said, I am aiming to finish all my revisions on the Dogboy & Justine script today and get that over to Erica who will then perform magic I don’t even actually know how to describe (because it’s not just that she writes the songs, it’s that she goes STRUCTURE! and has an ear for playfulness in language that I don’t and makes it all better).

Meanwhile, at the end of next week I’m in Boston for work; Patty’s coming along and we’re going to stay the weekend. Still sorting out hotel nonsense, as Boston’s kind of evil that way. On the other hand, yesterday, I scored a JetBlue fare not for this trip, but a later Boston trip for $9. Yes, you read that right. $9. Which came to a bit more than twice that with taxes. I’m as boggled as you are. Part of me will miss my Amtrak experience for that trip, but I’ve come to discover that while I don’t really like commercial air travel, I do really like my airport time; it makes me feel like the world is happening.

Yesterday, I wound up having to call some company to update my alumni information for some directory they are putting out that costs $100 and that I’m not going to buy. In the course of the discussion, the man on the phone mentioned he has one daughter in J-school in NYC and one in Syracuse and I wound up giving him some advice for them. It was a nice conversation, but a strange one. It reminded me how complex life is: I worried he’d become icy when I mentioned my partner, because he said he was from Texas; but that was fine. Yet, in the end, I was mostly aware of how afraid I am of my own gullibleness as I found myself wondering if the daughters even existed or if he made them up to build rapport so I would buy the damn directory.

From around the Internet, I’m going to refrain from linking you to video of Fox news explaining why Glee is gay propaganda, which means I also have to refrain from ranting about that sort of nonsense. It’s always a catch-22. Do I passive-aggressively say yeah, being gay is AWESOME, people threaten to kill you for who you’re attracted to and deny you your civil rights? Do I reassure people we aren’t recruiting? Or do I actually do the whole being gay is actually awesome, you should try it thing and think about how ludicrous it all sounds? This is me, too tired to be outraged or clever. Hey, has anyone blamed the recent horrific tornado action on homosexuality yet? If not, someone should get on that so we can get it over with.

Meanwhile, to follow up on something I mentioned a while ago, Lara Logan, the CBS reporter who was sexually assaulted in Egypt, is speaking out about her experiences and what female journalists face around the world. She is such a hero for going public with this, and it’s the existence of people like her that make me feel so strongly that we should use the word hero sparingly. It’s for the big stuff like this.

Finally, I’ve not seen the new Doctor Who yet. I’m aiming for the end of the weekend.

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5 Responses to “How can April be almost over? trash day”

  1. sqwook April 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Shall I also refrain from mentioning that Glee AIRS ON FOX?

  2. Anton April 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Texas is such a complex problem. I never know what to think about my homeland and its people, who are the same and yet so wildly divergent.

  3. azi-ta-da April 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    So many things to comment on in this post but b/c going through own packing & moving (what is the opposite of a fiesta? that’s what this feels like), will just hone in on: $9 plane ticket to Boston? WHAT!!!!

  4. Nancy May 2, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Hey, rm — if you and Patty will be in Boston over the weekend, want to talk about getting together for coffee or something? I’m a straight shot north just over the NH border, so it’s very easy for me to get to the city; do it all the time.

    Email me if you’re interested? It’s been too long and we should probably actually meet at some time, eh?

    • RM May 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

      Interested but don’t quite have a sense of schedule yet (I’m there for work, although our weekend is free). Will probably drop you a line tomorrow.

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