Day 80: Serious Lashes

My muse is away on assignment, so I’m spending the week with a cute blonde who’s got a police record. Aly is just in town for the week, and she’s staying at our place, relying on me for entertainment. It’s hard to get work done when she’s around, so we head downtown. While we’re at a cafe, a ladder truck pulls up. The firemen are making a coffee run. Aly doesn’t mind at all. She loves firemen. They love her. I don’t get much done today; we basically hang out in caf├ęs all day, and then head to the park. … Continue reading Day 80: Serious Lashes

Day 15: Time for Projects

Speaking of sci-fi (weren’t we?), if you like intelligent analyses of good films, take a look at Haden’s blog. I’d swear he and I grew up in the same house. So there’s a hopping-night-spot-which-also-serves-breakfast place nearby, Cafe Flore. My muse and I have never had breakfast there, so that’s where we go. This bar also serves coffee. This place gets crazy-busy at night, but for breakfast it’s mellow and tasty. After food and a walk, we spend most of the day at home, working on projects. She’s building something, and I’m not allowed to say what it is, but it’s … Continue reading Day 15: Time for Projects

Day 5: Playtime

I had some excellent curry with Erick at the Liberties Bar on Guerrero and 22nd, then went face down (read: sound asleep) in a good sci-fi book at the sunny park nearby with a nice view of the city. Collected info about volunteering at the Exploratorium and the National Parks Conservancy (hoping for some kind of manual labor which doesn’t involve computers). I’ll fill out applications and see where it goes. Wednesday nights every week are for acrobat training. Specifically, flying trapeze. This is what I was doing when I met my muse. Note: You can take a class on … Continue reading Day 5: Playtime

Day 3: Good friends with special skills

Was contacted by Erick “flying is my day job, but the other stuff I do is even cooler” Methot. Friends in Ixtapa need a flying trapeze catcher for the week. Alas, being “on call” for work means no leaving the country for me. Maybe next time. Erick does a brilliant Austin Powers impression, baby. Science: Mom and Dad had joined forces to write for three different biotech training grants, and today they were awarded all three. That’ll create a lot of future scientists. That’s something my folks do well. This post is going to be a little too long (I … Continue reading Day 3: Good friends with special skills

Day 1

I’m still technically “on call” for the next two weeks, and I will be called, but I’m starting the 3-month Secret Plan now, and bumping it to 3.5 months. That’s fair. Morning: I spent the morning with my muse, and then put her on a plane to Hong Kong. I love HK. It’s like a spaceport; people from all over the world have found a sort of hyperproductive coexistence. There’s just something cool about major port cities (says the guy in San Francisco). Afternoon: Captain McGee’s Birthday. Chris is one of those guys where the strength-of-character is built in so … Continue reading Day 1