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Monday, Jan. 17, 2005
Lights Camera Action Figure

Ya know, the one GOOD thing with me doing 00's job is that I can truthfully skip out on a lot of stuff and just tell Boss I don't have time. I did that today, and it wasn't an exaggeration. The traffic job is full time, particularly with all of the revisions I'm being handed (which isn't unusual - 00 got them all the time, too.) I handled scheduling issues quite literally all day until about 3pm, which meant I hadn't TOUCHED anything to do with news. That meant the guy who's on the air went on with virtually nothing in hand, but oh well. Not my problem. The only thing that takes priority over news is traffic, because if I don't schedule the programming, NOTHING goes on the air; no music, no commercials (and therefore no paychecks) no NOTHING.

I'm tired but still glad to have gotten as much accomplished as I did over the weekend. I even did some mending I'd been putting off forever - hemmed a couple of pair of pants, fixed the sleeve of one sweater, and fixed one of my bras. It was all little stuff but I'm glad to have it done. I just sewed it all by hand, it was easier to do that than to dig out the sewing machine.

My next project - the one I REALLY dread - is cleaning out the laundry-cum-junkroom. It's supposed to house a washer and dryer but my kids stuffed all kinds of junk behind the double doors and now it's just another mess I have to sort through. Part of it is actually Christmas stuff, which I really need to sort through anyway. I still haven't taken down my Christmas tree. (Insert guilty look here.) It's an artificial so there's no risk of fire, and since nobody else is here it's not a huge deal. If not before, I do plan to take it down this coming weekend.

Darn - it's only 8:30 and I'm dead on my feet. I still have to record a couple of stories and post contest rules on the studio web page. I'm yawning already and there's still a whole heck of a lot of work to do. Darn, darn, darn!

I borrowed this idea from Poolagirl, who far as I know made it up out of her own twisted imagination. (And we all know that a twisted imagination is worth its weight in platinum!)

action figureHave you ever wondered what YOUR action figure would entail? Hers is dressed as a pirate and comes complete with a whole bunch of chickens. Mine would come with an ink pen permanently attached to the right hand and a pad of paper in the left; no money, no car, and no dream house. But there would be a computer, desk, chair, and leftover Christmas tree! And here's the bonus - my action figure would come with lots of friends online.

What about you? No, I don't expect anyone else to try drawing their own action figure. (And mine was drawn with the computer mouse until I get time to do it on paper. I really can draw. Don't assume this picture is representative of my artistic ability!) But I'd like to know what your action figure would look like and what it would include. Poolagirl said she thinks Dangerspouse would be in perpetual traction. I picture him juggling a beer and a corgi, sitting on an accordian, holding the puppy up to fend off the birds, while New Wifey(TM) keeps an eye on things from behind her power tools. Wenchie would come with full fetish gear and various gender disguises, plus an easel and paints. Her-story would be driving a little car (guessing here, I don't know what she drives) and bringing three kids, tons of school books, and a miniature autographed picture of Mel Gibson. (I know, I know, but it's my fantasy here - I can make it whatever star I like!)

Lemme see, who else... chaosdaily, several trays of bakery goods, two teenagers, and a permanent pogo membership... Michael a little black book, a sailboat, and a surfboard (I'll be assigning arbitrary watercraft to anyone who lives in California!)... gwtw, a slew of antique cars (gotta love 'em) and antique computers... and colz, a baseball bat, just because she needs it, not because I think she'd use it!

Of course Poolagirl described herself - how could I make her anything less than a full-fledged pirate??? But since she so eloquently described herself, I'll leave you to read her explanation.

Darn... I've been stalling for hours and the work I brought home STILL didn't do itself. What's up with that???

Guess I'd better sign off here and go back to the real world. I've got to finish up the stuff left over from the workday then hit the sack, preferably by or before midnight tonight.

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 - )