Good Morning! Welcome. Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong French Roast or some tea. It is a very nice early summer day up here, though there is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. I’m sorry, did I say where I am? Some of you may recognize that the synthesizer in the picture at the top is in New Hampshire. Of course, so is my McDonald’s mug of French Roast sitting next to it. Uhm, That’s McDonald’s pub, not, you know… Yes, two weeks in a row in New Hampshire.
It’s possible you saw that my smile this week was about work. I don’t know if I would have said the same on Thursday or, gasp, Friday. The week got busier and busier. More high end managers wanting to talk to me. I guess I’m a popular guy, at least I was this week. And of course, each project, emergency or whatever is top priority. The good thing is some of the top managers knew all of the stuff going on and knew we couldn’t look into some things until others were done. Still, don’t need many weeks like that.
As far as when I wasn’t working, well, I did stuff with the dogs, like long walks and playing in the woods. I also did some work around the house, like mowing the lawn. And I started editing stories for my short story collection. I didn’t get a lot, just under a quarter of them, but it was a start. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the pace, but there are other things I need to do, not least of which is to look at at least a few of the 600+ pictures I took in Ohio at the end of May.
Today I’ll be going to a friend’s kid’s graduation party. Yep, it’s that time of the year again. I have a niece who graduated and will be starting college down in DC next year. Anyway, today’s party is supposed to be outside, so I don’t know how they’ll handle the thunderstorms. We’ll see.
Blogging has been weird this week. I’ve a couple of those strange days, just like the Doors but with less drugs and alcohol. Sorry, everything I say reminds me of a song, particularly if it’s the first recording released by a major band that used a Moog modular (the lyrics were processed with the Moog). Anyway, Strange Days in blogging, where I would post something and get quite a few hits and then post the next day and only get crickets for several hours, times when I’d have zero traffic from outside of the US for 18 hours (typically about 1/3 of my traffic is outside the US). This always happens right before WP makes a new change. Of course it could be people doing stuff for summer.
Despite the weirdness and the busyness (or business I guess), I did quite a few posts. I started Sunday with a brief trip down memory lane when I saw The Greatest back in ’77 (I think). Later on Sunday I posted a reminder for the Weekly Smile, and what I think is a great picture ;) On Monday I talked about how I hate to edit, but that the hardest part of it is actually starting. On Tuesday I continued my Tuesday Poetics with a poem about nonverbal understanding of Life the Universe and everything. Wednesday was this week’s Weekly Smile. Check it out! Thursday was a throwback post about how my idea of cellphones changed over the decades. And then Friday I did a 100 word Friday Fictioneer story that featured a father/daughter team that has appeared in a a couple of other Friday Fictioneer stories.
Anyway, a lot is going on today. Well, a lot is going on this weekend and I’m going to get started soon. Sure, I’ll make some coffee visits off and on all weekend. If you’re having coffee today I’ll try to stop by and share a cup and a chat. Thanks for visiting!
So that was my week. And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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