The Girl in Black

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Girl In Black UPDATE 10-25 (Apologies All Around)

Hello everyone. This is a quick note to apologize for the lack of updates. I was going to write something last Tuesday about how I am now 25 and that there wouldn't be any updates for a little while because I was going to Las Vegas, but now I'm back. So yeah, I'm 25 (woohoo), I worked really late on my birthday, I went to LDI in Las Vegas, I had a nice time, I lost about ten bucks, the Red Sox are in the World Series (this is the year btw), my feet hurt a lot, and I'm exhausted. Oh, and I voted early yesterday. (I know, my links tend to be boring, eh?)

Strips will appaer when I can get them finished again.

Can I have my life back now?

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Girl in Black UPDATE 10-13-04 (God's wounds! I'm not really late after all!)

Okay, so apparently I don't know what strips are supposed to update when. I thought that today's strip was Monday's strip, so I thought I was late but it is not so! So there will be no update tomorrow, but there will most definitely be an update on Friday. Whee!

The original post read:

Sorry guys. I keep thinking my life will straighten out and then it doesn't. I had to work late again last night, but went home earlier than planned due to a hideous migraine headache. And for those of you that don't know, when you have a bad migraine headache all you can do is sleep. (Or cry on your boyfriend's shoulder. That's a good option too.)

I'll try to update tonight, but there will be an update on Friday no matter what.

In the meantime, you can read Johnny Crossbones. It's what I read everyady. :-)

A bientot!

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Catalog finally finished, Vote For Change!

I have survived! After many many late nights, culminating in one hell of an all-nighter, I have finally finished work on my company's catalog. And it doesn't look half bad. So now I can actually focus on the rest of my life again, at least for the moment. Whew!

As a sort of roundabout reward for my hard work (in a karmic and holistic sort of way), I got to go see the Vote For Change show in Orlando! Alas, we walked in at the very end of REM's set (the band that I really really really wanted to see), but I got to see a legend in real life perform, and that made up for it. Who am I talking about? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! Damn! The whole show I'm watching these incredible musicians have effortless fun on stage, and I'm sitting back thinking "that's how it's done!"

Bruce came out first, alone, and played a very beautiful instrumental Star Spangled Banner on an acoustic guitar. Immediately afterwards they launched into "Born in the USA." There are very few moments in my life that I have felt an honest, rousing sense of patriotism, and that was one of them. (It felt good to hear the song properly, knowing that Regan usurped "Born in the USA" for one of his campaign songs despite the fact that it was about a Vietnam Veteran and not very happy.) It made me remember something that I need to: this is my country too. And being patriotic doesn't have to mean "God and Country" and flag stickers on white SUVs and having a quiet, comfortable life in the suburbs and all those other things that my life doesn't encompass but seem to fit into what I have come to think of as stereotypically "American" and "Patriotic." It means being me, because I am an American, and I need to take care of my country, and I can and should express love for my country in the ways I see fit, because not every patriotic person fits into that "Patriotic" stereotype and we all need to know that because I think that a lot of us don't know or forget.

Other show highlights: John Fogerty came out and played with them for a few songs (including "Fortunate Son" and "Bad Moon Rising"!), so it was like two sets in one, and then Tracy Chapman sang a song with them and then Michael Stipe sang with them and then Mike Mills and Peter Buck came out and played with them and then I thought the show was over. THEN they all came out and played together for TWO songs! It was SO FREAKIN' COOL! And I watched Bruce lead the whole thing with this quiet, confident charisma, and I realized that's why they call him "The Boss." (It was also really cool watching Michael Stipe do his thing, cuz he's just so friggin cool. He even had a really cool John Kerry shirt on and ran around the whole stage showing it to the crowd so they could cheer.)

Okay, maybe that sounds silly or whatever, but that's what I felt. It was really an incredible evening.

Anyway, I've recovered most of the sleep I've lost, and rested today. So I should be getting The Girl In Black up and running on the normal Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule now.

Cheers! (As the Brits say.)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

"Congratulations and I'm sorry..."

That's what my boyfriend said to me when he realized that I had officially taken the title of "busy" away from him. (Well, actually he said Mazel-tov and I'm sorry, but that's neither here nor there...)

I was all worried that my stuff wouldn't be updating, but hey! It is! Or at least one strip did... Um.. If they're not updating anymore they'll be updating after the weekend (maybe earlier). Our deadline for getting this *@$%*# catalog done is tomorrow. So chances are I'm not sleeping tonight. I haven't gotten a full night's sleep in a week. I'm very tired. So tired that I almost mentioned my sex life. (More than the fact that I have one.) I really don't mind talking about it necessarily, but I have found that you never know who's going to react to what and how, and I've been getting unwanted attention from one of those types of guys who makes you feel all vulnerable and just plain uncomfortable about being a girl. Grr.

Anyway, I finally got some (since we've both been so busy), and it's made me very happy. :-)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I'm Baaack...

But I'm busy as hell! So, no SPX stories yet. More later, but suffice to say I had a blast!

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