Thursday, April 13, 2006
Okay, it's now official...
I've become a Forklift, Ohio operator. They sent this ultra-kewl ID along with the funniest publication contract I've ever signed. They mentioned possibly offering lodgings to their operators. Yay! I'm calling Mum... and the rest of the family and my husband's family. Anyone else wants to transfer to Cincinnati?
Whatever became of A?
Hubby still doing poorly. No cure for orchitis apart from bed rest, I'm afraid. Am mostly puttering around in the kitchen or doing the grocery. Twice or thrice I bit my nails in the GP's waiting room.
Have -- wheeeeee!! -- finished revising 28 poems for the Bundles of Letters including A, V and Epsilon manuscript which I'm doing with Valerie Fox. She presently has three quirky poems from the book at sonaweb. Deadline is coming up fast and I'm fairly in a panic.
Have also *learnt* how to do a PDF file. I'm quite thrilled about this. With Valerie living in the US and me here -- it seemed the best way to set the book layout and fonts from my computer to hers... MS Word files create havoc with the pages especially from Mac to PC.
Am also putting together the *late* April issue of the Italian Niederngasse -- which features the breathtaking photography of Jill Burhans. Thanks to Sarah (again) for the link from her blog (and psssst, "Jesus' Son" is *outstanding*!!)
What else? There are tons of unanswered e-mails in my Inbox: more than half of these think I need Cialis or Viagra. Someone shot my muse in the hiney. She's gone, leaving a bloody hiney print on the scanner glass. No other sign of the hair brush. For two days, my door keys disappeared. The garbage in the kitchen gets more rowdy by the day. I'm learning a lot about painkillers.
A new revision of an old, endlessly rejected poem, Weather-wise is up in the current issue of Eclectica.
Teehee. If you scroll down, you'll see Michi doing funny things with Nigel.
HiNgE Online accepted five poems for their Spring 2006 issue (#38):
• A is for Bermuda Triangle
• There's a green tabby
• Blood oranges
• The Lucky-Charm Plant Murder Story
The last one is about my much-advertised relationship with the plantarium, of course.
Submission date: 10 February 2006
Reply date: 3 April 2006