Contrary to appearances, I do not spend all my time in coffee shops.

If only that were true!

The key to surviving the crappy local Starbucks is to score an outside seat. Inside is just too grim.

Plus: you can eavesdrop on everyone's conversations.

Plus: you can eavesdrop on everyone's conversations.

Just trying to get some writing in before hitting the gym.

We’re all battening down for Irene… It’s quite a weird sensation, in that the sky is perfectly clear and perfectly blue, and all around me the talk is all of power outages, canned food, and filling your bathtub with water Just In Case. Plus: The stores are putting signs out front saying “NO C BATTERIES”.

Can be used as actual money.

Can be used as actual money.

Desperately trying to get back the momentum I had on The Seekrit Project, which was soaring and is now but limping.

Frankly, folks, I’m hoping that the town where my DayJob is located will have a power outage, while my actual own town does not! So I can have some days off! With electricity, because my laptop batteries just won’t last the whole weekend… yeah, I know they won’t pay us for days not worked, but you know what? My bank account is bulging with overtime pay! I can afford unpaid days off!

So, you know, Irene? What say?

6 Responses to “IF ONLY!”

  • Brian Says:

    Be careful what you wish for.

    If Connecticut gets well and truly clobbered, your company will be buried in new work. And for you, overtime as far as the eye can see.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Brian —

      True…. but the thing about Accounts Payable is that the extra work doesn’t hit my desk until some weeks after.

      Everybody on the front lines will be scrambling to answer phones, rush out to board up broken windows and missing roofs, entering all the new jobs into two different computer sytems, etc. Ops is going to be manned 24/7, with coffee and pizza provided.

      And then everyone will be overloaded with doing the fixups and cleanups…

      Except me…. because there’s not that much to pay out yet…

      In a couple of weeks, a gazillion bills will reach my desk, with everyone screaming for payment RIGHT NOW!!! And the insurance companies will NOT have paid us for the work we did yet, and my boss will be tearing out his hair, and it’ll be overtime city.

      But given that that’s going to happen anyway…. I’d like Monday off, please.

  • pointoforigin Says:

    I hope you get Monday off, in the nicest possible way, with the least possible amount of consternation all around. Just remember, you’re underground. If water starts trickling in, plz go upstairs immediately. ; )

    • Rosemary Says:


      Actually, I am luxuriating in the great Upstairs, as Sabine’s actually at work today. The possibility exists that she might be stuck there overnight. They have beds, a gym, and free grub.

      From my unofficial office seat (kitchen table) I can see out the front windows and out the back. All the birds and squirrels are scarfing up their grub as fast as possible. They’re no dopes.

      As of now, the rain is getting heavy.

  • Melissa Kirkland Says:

    You look tired in the photos. Do you need a vacation again? Take care of yourself so that Seekrit can start soaring again!