January 13, 2006

This n That

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 7:47 am

I couldn’t post a pic of the pile of twigs because Tomcat didn’t take it on the digital. I want him to also take a picture of the eight huge bags of leaves waiting in our courtyard for bulky trash week, plus pictures of all the cars parked on the curbs during the day. Oh yeah, we’re gonna be ready for this.

Meanwhile, neighbor to the right has called two TV stations and they may be out today. He’s pointing out that four years ago the City tore up our alley and told us that trash would “temporarily” have to be picked up in the front. I hope there won’t be any retaliation against him. There was a story on the news a couple of weeks ago about a citizen who complained about the chickens and pigs living nearby. He had called and written letters to his representative on the Council. When he received no responses, he called in the press. The Council representative said she never received any letters from this citizen. The next day, the man received a citation for having a junk car on the curb. He called the press again, and they showed him getting into the car and the engine starting right up. As he pointed out, this would never happen in Madam Mayor’s neighborhood.

Hey, I just heard myself on the radio! My friend Grace, the artist, and I went to SuperSuppers the other day and a guy was there doing a story about the place. Pooks (who is also Gabrielle, the writer) emailed me this morning and said she’d heard my interview and told me when it would be repeated. How cool is that? Speaking of Grace and Gabrielle, the Geez and I are getting together for lunch today.

Yesterday morning I wrote another 1,000 words on Paradise Parkway. I tell you, this NILTOY thing is really working for me! The impetus of commiting to 500 words a day PLUS having to report your progress at the end of the week is very effective. My characters are having lots of fun. I’m never sure what they’re going to do when I sit down to write. One thing, though. They LOVE to talk. It’s page after page of dialogue. And most of it’s funny. Like I said, they’re having fun.

Yesterday afternoon was my second appointment with my new therapist. I haven’t been in therapy for decades because I’d had so much of it, and I figured that I was so well couch-broken, what would be the point. Wrong-o. This gal is good. We’re taking a look at my dissociative disorder, and I’m learning some things I’d never considered before. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. It’s necessary (I was just hospitalized, twice, so yeah, it’s necessary). But it isn’t easy. Let’s just say that on the way home, I stopped by the liquor store. 🙂

Everybody: Don’t forget that tonight Book of Daniel is on NBC, 9:00 CST.

Have a great day, Bloggers!



  1. I am glad that guy called the press again. Ddi his citation go away? I wouldn’t take that crap for sure. And I love your little picture at the top of your page. That line is great and I will have to remember it. Could you tell me where it came from?


    Comment by dawn marie — January 13, 2006 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  2. Hi, Dawn Marie
    I haven’t heard anything else on the news about that guy. But we’re rootin’ for him.
    I don’t know who gets original credit for the poster at the top, but isn’t it great? I first saw it as a fridge magnet at a friend’s house. You can probably right click and copy it. Or, you can Google “Oh well” + “civil rights,” which I think is how I found it.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Comment by Candace — January 13, 2006 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  3. Oops, I meant “civil liberties,” instead of “civil rights.” I’m sure you woulda figured that out anyway.

    Comment by Candace — January 13, 2006 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  4. Any of your characters escapees from the looney bin? I mean, what with all your personal experience, you could..

    Oh, never mind.

    Hoss 1, Candy 0

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — January 13, 2006 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  5. Some “concerned Christians” are trying to get The Book of Daniel banned here.

    Comment by Big Gay Sam — January 13, 2006 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  6. Hi, Sam — it’s good to be hearing from you again. I always wonder if these “concerned Christian” types ever read the manual.

    Hoss — Why yes, I DO have a looney-bin character, but he can’t escape because he’s confined to the geriatric ward.

    Candy 1 Hoss 1

    Comment by Candace — January 13, 2006 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

  7. Oooo, Candace. Good one!

    C’mon, Hoss. Can’t wait for the follow-up!


    Comment by Duke_of_Earle — January 13, 2006 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  8. Hi, sweetie! Sounds great! I’m sooooo glad you’re writing. You’re doing it for the rest of us who haven’t figured stuff out yet. Have fun at lunch and give my love to Pat. Big hug.

    Comment by Judith — January 14, 2006 @ 1:05 am | Reply

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