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 blogger.com...IS 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.)

4 comments:

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...

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