Radiogurl a la Carte

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2006
Sisterhood of the Repeating Meme

 I survived another day in radioland sans voice.  I sounded really strong at first - for about five seconds into a read - then it just faded into this hoarse whisper.

Actually that's not true.  I'd have been fine except I've been on the phone ALL.  DAY.  LONG.

At work, everybody and their brother called or stopped in and had to talk.  Once I left work, I swear the cell phone did not stop ringing until just a few minutes ago, and I'm not willing to place any bets on whether or not it's actually stopped for the night.  Keep in mind that most days go by with one or no calls to the cell and fairly light phones at work. It figures on a day when the drizzling, cold rain is already threatening to reinact the laryngitis I am trying to escape, I'd end up caught in a telephone explosion.

We did accomplish a lot today, with uneven results.  I filed to get an EIN for the business and got the business checking account handled, and I'm glad to have that out of the way.  After we got home from the studios, we had to turn around and head for the TV remote location, because some truck hit a power pole and knocked the TV station off the air.  MC got the computers rebooted and the programming reset at the remote location (there are two studios for the TV station.)  Unfortunately when we finally got home and checked it, it was still out.  We drove back, only to discover that they'd blocked the only road into the area, probably to fix the downed power lines.  That being the case, we didn't have any choice but to turn around and come back home for the night.

When we drove up the first time you could see the torn lines hanging next to the road.  Given the location was both on a curve and on a hill, I can understand why they'd have had to close the road to work on it.  That road has a lot of blind spots for drivers and that curve's one of the worst.

All righty then, I'm going to have to cut this short.  Woke in a coughing fit this morning more than an hour before my alarm went off (you don't want to know what hour that is) and I'm dealing with a throat that feels like someone used a cheese grater on it.  MC just brought me a bowl of chocolate ice cream, which I summarily devoured.  The cream did soothe the throat but to really help, I should probably go for some hot tea and Nyquil, and pray for a quieter day tomorrow.

Meme below lifted unapologetically from pissymystic.

YOU CAN ONLY TYPE ONE-WORD ANSWERS.
NO EXPLANATIONS.

  1. Yourself:
    Coughing

  2. Your Lover:
    Hmmmm...

  3. Your Hair:
    Longer

  4. Your Mother:
    Missed

  5. Your Father:
    Annoying

  6. Your Favorite Item:
    Computer

  7. Your Dream Last Night:
    None

  8. Your Favorite Drink:
    Tea

  9. Your Dream Home:
    Comfy

  10. The Room You Are In:
    Small

  11. Your Pet:
    Scruffy

  12. Who You Are Now:
    Competent

  13. Who You Want to be in Ten Years:
    Secure

  14. What You Want to be in Ten Years:
    Loved

  15. What You're Not:
    Rich

  16. Your Best Friend:
    MC

  17. One of Your Wishlist Items:
    Furniture

  18. Your Gender:
    Female

  19. The Last Thing You Did:
    Ate

  20. What You Are Wearing:
    Fleece

  21. Your Favorite Weather:
    Stormy

  22. Your Favorite Book:
    Thick

  23. The Last Thing You Ate:
    Steak

  24. Your Life:
    Changing

  25. Your Mood:
    Tired

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )