Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cranky Gratitude

I don't have many Cranky Doodle Days anymore, in the blog or elsewhere, and I am grateful for this, you can bet! But yesterday my computer monitor screen kept going black, and it did it again twice this morning, and I was briefly sucked into the black hole of worry. I ran a scan, etc., and, well, here I am, though, so far, I have failed to post my usual "Poetry Wednesday" feature or blog post over at Escape Into Life. (I guess I fear it might escape into the black hole of the Internet, so I am cautious.)

Oh, now I have a pink warning here at MY MACHINE ABOUT TO EXPLODE?

Anyhoo, fall print journals are arriving in the mail:

Nimrod, with Susan Elbe, Michael Hettich, and other fine poets, writers, and artists in it!
Slipstream, the Cars, Bars, & Stars issue (with me in it! "Cassandra Retakes the Driver's Exam")
& Ekphrasis (also with me in it, responding to Interrupted Reading, by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot)

So I am happy, grateful, and a little on edge.

Plus, there is a cranky picture of me in the paper, as Georgina Trotter, saying something like, "Oh, for heaven's sake, one can't do everything, can one?" (See cemetery walk in Events on right.)


Hannah Stephenson said...

Yikes! Computer issues like that are scary (back it all up!! :) ).

Those journals look like fun...

Karen J. Weyant said...

I love Slipstream! Great poem!

Carol said...

Congrats on the pubs! Our oven just did a weird F1 blip on its screen (where the time etc is) and turned itself off for awhile. Just like that--*snap*! But, after it cooled down a bit, it all worked just fine. So maybe your computer is just being cranky and will cool down soon.
good luck!

Kathleen said...

Thanks, all! Hannah, I did just do a document backup!--onto a flash drive.

Carol, I did wonder if my monitor was a little overheated! Everything seems OK now...