Tip of the Quill: A Journal
Busy busy busy busy busy whaaaaa?

So I’ve been working my tail off here for the last week, which explains the sort of intermittent posts that have been being tossed up here. And then, about three o’clock this afternoon, I realized that I’ve got almost all of my paying clients to the waiting-on-them-for-something stage. It’s like running full-tilt through a jungle, ducking low branches and concentrating furiously on not tripping over tangling roots, and then suddenly emerging into a clearing. There’s a moment of pause, catch-your-breath, and saying, “Oh. Okay, now what do I do?” Or, more accurately, “What do I do first?” As I also have about four or five large-sized projects for friends in the queue. However, DC got slammed with six inches of snow last night, so I may just take a snow day.
Aside from the twin blizzards of white stuff and work, things here are decent. Among other large events, Kate came down this weekend for a nice little visit, I attended a going-away party for one of my best friends down here, my plans to relocate to the Chicago area this summer are firming up and I have obtained a new PowerBook G4, which I have christened ‘Constantine,’ after both the emperor and the magician. I like names that have both classical and geeky overtones. My first laptop, for instance, was named Galileo. Again, bonus points for anyone who understands the geek reference there.
Which reminds me. The answer to last week’s dork quiz: the “Aliens! I seen ’em” ref was to a Trapper Keeper commercial that made the rounds back in the late 80s. There was a series of kids trying to explain why they didn’t have their homework (because, of course, they didn’t have Trapper Keepers). One of them was this bug-eyed little guy who declared that line with a breathless intensity that was utterly hysterical. My dad and I used to throw that line back and forth.
These are the memories of which my childhood is made. You hush now.
So, yes. Time to go try and finish up one of these nonpaying projects, I suppose, while I have a little time to breathe. With a little luck, I’ll have some finished things to unveil here soon.