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If you were raised in (or have ever lived for an extended time in) the South, this is hilarious:

"Tennessee Williams with Air Conditioning"

(I read an article somewhere once that attributed the rise of the modern South to the invention of air conditioning, which made it possible for people in that region to actually work from 9 to 5 in the summertime without turning into puddles of economically unproductive sweat. The writer of the article, as I recall, seemed to vaguely resent this.)

At Least It's Sunny.

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:51 am
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Sort of, anyhow. For a while, maybe. There's a chance of thunderstorms tonight.

Himself is over at Stowe, busking at the Vermont RennFaire -- they pay gas money and provide lodging and a meal chit for their buskers, so whatever he gets in the hat (actually, it's a wicker basket, which experiment has shown works better) is profit. The real goal of the weekend, though, is consideration for paid stage gigs at other Faires and such put on by the same people; they like to try them out as buskers first.

It also looks like he's got a gig in July down in Greenfield MA, doing magic at a birthday party -- this one through the agent he had the successful meeting with right after Boskone. She was off for three months after that, doing something-or-other, but has returned and is back in touch. He gets his mileage paid for that one, as well as his fee (minus the agent's cut, of course), and with any luck this will lead to bigger and better gigs down the road. The real money, apparently, is in appearances at conferences and trade shows and the like.

(Himself's plans almost always work out well in the long run. It's the short run that sometimes can get rocky.)

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Jun. 25th, 2017 11:00 am
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Pollen in the Air

Jun. 23rd, 2017 12:38 pm
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Or something, anyhow. It's making me itchy, and all the news reports about that brand-new (or newly-discovered, anyhow) tick-borne disease aren't helping any. Just reading them makes my skin crawl.

This is why I don't actually like summer very much. I like fall, and spring, and most of winter except for the godawful electric bills, but summer is heat and humidity and biting insects and allergens all over.

And today it's overcast and drippy, as well. (No surprise there.)

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:17 pm
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A Bit of Sunshine

Jun. 21st, 2017 01:09 pm
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Also, the air is cooler today, and despite sleeping very late this morning† I managed to get the most pressing chore on today's schedule taken care of before noon.

Meanwhile, Himself is putting together the last touches on his garb and gear for this weekend's gig, doing busking (walkaround magic on a pass-the-hat basis) at the Vermont RennFaire over in Stowe. If you're in the area, do feel free to stop by.

†The changing weather kept me awake and restless most of the night, and when I finally dropped off about 4;30 or so when the temperature dropped, I didn't wake up until well past 10 AM. This is what happens when there's nobody in the house who has to get ready for school or anything -- your internal clock can get way out of sync with that of the wider world, and it doesn't matter. (Until, of course, it does, but that's what alarm clocks are for.)
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And I Just Had to Turn Down a Gig

Jun. 16th, 2017 01:25 pm
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Well, not a gig, exactly . . . a guy with a true-crime book that he'd just recovered the rights for, offering to pay me a fee in return for using my contacts to put him in touch with possible publishers. So I had to tell him that

  • this isn't one of the services I provide, and
  • true crime isn't one of my areas of expertise, and
  • even if this were something I could do for him, it wouldn't be something I'd feel right charging money for.

So I closed out with a couple of paragraphs of generic advice, and clicked "send."

Then, of course, I got a phone call from the car repair people, with the estimate on how much it would cost to get the car to pass inspection, and that was pretty much exactly the cost of an editing gig, the which I do not yet have in hand. One of those real hair-curler bills, which I suppose makes up for last year when the car passed inspection with no problems.

Damn, but being honest is a pain in the butt sometimes.