Monday, October 26, 2009

Everything's Okay, Folks, Move Along, Nothing to See Here...

For those of you who were concerned that I didn't post yesterday, stand down the missiles and relax - all is well. Well, it's not well, but it may as well be. Well?

The last few days have been very hectic, and yesterday was no exception. I normally write my blog very early in the morning when I get up...yesterday, uncharacteristically, I slept very late and ended up well behind in the chores I was expected to complete before being allowed to do anything else.


The leaves are raked, the trash is out, and Agnes's new embroidery software has been successfully loaded (only took about six hours over two days, plus the three square inches of hair I tore out trying to get it to work). My Mac is still dead, with the system repair and data recovery disk the Genius Bar consultant advised I buy and use still stuck inside, where it petulantly refuses to either repair or recover anything...and this after both of my external backup hard drives failed in the last week.

So, if I'm a little grouchy and off-schedule with posting, it's not you. It's life's occasional habit of kicking me in the slats when I'm not looking.

Well, all that being said, what should we talk about today?

Soupy Sales has died. For people much younger than I am, that may not be a very interesting news point, but I'm one of the lucky folks who enjoyed the slapstick, pie-in-the-face humor of a comic who didn't need to go for the dirty joke to get laughs. We don't have comedians of the caliber of Soupy Sales, Red Skelton, and Ernie Kovacs any more, and it's sad. Steven Wright can't do it all.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has refused to appear at the opening day of his trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, claiming that he didn't have time to prepare. That's fair. It's only been 14 years since he masterminded the massacre of Bosnian Muslims, Croats, and other non-Serbs at Srebrenica, and he's been on the run for most of those, and he's been busy filing all sorts of other papers and motions with the court for the last 14 months since his arrest. Poor fellow. Perhaps he should learn to multi-task with things not involving murder.

Well, I should probably write more to make up for missing yesterday's post, but time is marching on and I need to take care of other packing for my trip to Los Angeles today for a conference. I should be able to keep up the blog from LA, although the timing of posts may be off from what you're used to. Hang in there. You can't get rid of me that easily.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


P.S. - If you know of a good iMac doctor in the Northern Virginia area, let me know. Sigh.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

i was very sad about Soupy. Take care and get a nap in when you can. I think I need one.

Amanda said...

Ah....I was wondering where you was and thought that perhaps I was checking too early because of the time difference.

Have a good trip to LA.

bandit said...

I checked a few times yesterday to see if you had posted yet.

Mike said...

"My Mac is still dead"

I'll think about you everytime I see the Mac TV commercial.