January 24th, 2003


busy weekend ahead busy week ahead

Tonight I plan to go to another movie hosted by hopedance, at the library. Actually, two films. One about Bush's win of the presidency. I've forgotten what the other is.

Tomorrow I will work on getting some stuff out of the back bedroom. It could be one of those good times, when I feel relief at lightening up. Some decisions will be hard but others, by now, easy. I was going to go to the Pismo Beach "chart the course" thing but I found out yesterday that I am not needed, so I doubt I'll go. Let that thing run its course without me.

Tomorrow night I'll go to an unusual musical performance in Cambria, and on Sunday will write a review of it, get it in by Monday morning. I've been wracking my brain, wondering if I can come up with someone who might like to go with me, but so far can't think of one. Karen and Dorothy have a way of being booked up 100% of their time. Paul is helping his landlord & landlady (how do you say that without its being awkward?) move to Placerville. Being the hermit that I am, I don't have other friends who do things with me. So I'll likely go alone, which is fine, of course. I can sit at the bar in intermission and talk to whoever else comes in, maybe chat with others at the playhouse.

Next week I meet with the chorale's new PR person. The board hired this person for an alarming sum (so I hear) and she wants to talk web pages, has ideas. So that will be interesting, maybe stimulating. Oh yeah, and chorale opens this semester Monday night. We'll do a little dinner in a church, chat, get friendly. Tuesday I have the item on the Planning Commission meeting.

I don't really like being this much booked up. The good part is most of it is my own choice. And Thursday night is the dance class party, which should be fun, winding the week down.

Lately I've been chattering a lot, like this. I guess it's that kind of time for me.

zoning out over zoning

I've been struggling with organizing stuff for our coming web pages, and writing new stuff. All About Zoning. Not so exciting a project. It's sending me to the coffee pot every hour or so.

Fortunately, another project is headed this way, and I do have other goodies to get into. I had wanted to wrap up web stuff enough so I could send it on to the web guy but it's not looking good.

And I forgot

One more little wrinkle. Some guy from Germany, who wrote to me first about a year ago, interested in architecture, is driving to SLO tomorrow to meet me. He is grateful for my help in getting him to see some homes by my father, and for my recommendation to go to the Desert Hot Springs motel. So he just wants to meet and chat a bit. He's a young guy, and for some reason all these months I thought he was a she. Then he called a few nights ago. Good thing. He'll call some time tomorrow and we'll meet for coffee or something. Maybe I can drag him to the production in Cambria...that would be kinda funny...

two bucks

I am sipping on a glass from a two-dollar bottle of wine. No kidding. The sign at Trader Joe's called it "Two-buck Chuck". It's not bad. But then, I wouldn't really know, as much as I drink. It's a white wine, chardonnay, and I don't usually drink those.

I'm nicely loosened up. Not that I need that for a couple of movies, but it's okay. Friday night and all.

My neighbors were outside today for the first time since Simba was attacked. The brother told me again how he got the dog off Simba. It occurred to me that this was a good time to exchange phone numbers, so we did that. Now, if there is some kind of emergency there will be some hope we can be contacted.

He's going to weedeat my back yard tomorrow, he says. In payment for the computer desk I let him take. You never know about these things. He also offered to add the couch in my driveway to his load when he borrows a truck to go to the dump. Very cool.