Monday, February 12, 2007

Attention! Achtung! Cuidado!

Are you one of the many people whom I have failed to e-mail in past weeks? Are you waiting impatiently for me to cruise by your blog, read your recent wonderful and witty postings, and leave a comment? Are you wondering where my blog entries have wandered off to? Are you wondering if I've simply disappeared into the nebulous ether, never to be heard from again?

All I can say is, first I got sick. Then I was drowning in work, catching up on everything I was behind on due to being sick. Then I got sick again, this time for over a week, with a sinus infection. You can guess what happened next. I'm barely keeping my head above the waves of ridiculous amounts of large and small tasks that seem to come from an interminable, self-renewing list. I don't understand how I get in these situations. Partly, I have "can't say no" disease. Another part is probably lazy procrastination. I'm sure it's also partly due to my inability to fully ditch low-priority items. That is, I refuse to give up on, say, washing the car, though it's been months and plainly it's not going to happen any time soon.

Anyway, I'm now just about recovered (though I'm still getting sinus pressure on one side, unless it's a brain tumor) and I'm trying to get a bunch of work done before we leave for Hawaii on Thursday. Yes, we're finally taking a REAL vacation, one involving lots of loafing, lying around on the beach, drinking beer, and so forth. We're staying with friends in Kailua-Kona for six days--six days of doing absolutely nothing. Ahhhh....

P.S. If you're in the San Francisco area and are looking for something to do tomorrow night, why not go to the Bottom of the Hill and check out Jackscrew? Our friend & former roommate, "Lorth Samuellson" (not his real name), is back in town for ONE NIGHT ONLY as the drummer. I'm not sure if we'll make it to the show, but we're planning to meet up with him during the day in SF. (See how my schedule rapidly fills with random items?) I got a most amusing phone message from him today regarding payment of millions of dollars to publish my writing, so it's only fair that we meet up with him to discuss said millions...

2 comments:

DaviMack said...

Glad you're better. Hope you're still better for the conference right after you get back!

Beth said...

Tell Lorth I said Hi.