OK, I started a blog entry last (Monday) night and intended to finish it tonight, but it's already 11PM and I need to go to bed, so this is instead interim update.
Full Moon rise over Fort Collins, Colorado, April 6, 2012. This was the 5/5/2012 APOD.
Earlier tonight, I went to Ceiba (at 14th and G), and while I had a swell time with my co-workers, I paid about $36 (plus $5 Mr. Sirius gratuity), for 3 drinks . The place is very expensive. Thereafter, I stopped at the Post Pub -- my first visit there in at least 2 years.
I met and chatted with a fellow named J. from Dayton, Ohio here on a conference. Quite a lovely conversation.
I then walked home on this balmy, breezy, humid, cloudy night with some sprinkles -- and a forecast that includes some much-needed rain, except the radar doesn't look very impressive. The drought goes on.
Speaking of Post Pub, it is named for the nearby Washington Post building -- the "Fox on 15th Street" -- and speaking of The WaHoPo, that amoral and complicit rag of Empire, here is some outstanding news ...
Story link here.
Anyway, I plan to update this blog tomorrow (shortly after midnight Thursday) -- and it is an interesting entry. At least I think so.
Oh, yes, my co-worker and friend DD continues to urge me to write a book.
He regularly cites as chapter titles random things I say along with content ideas.
The working title -- based on something I said during a hellishly hot and sunny day here in D.C. down at L'Enfant Plaza in summer 2010 -- is "Look at all this hideous sunshine."
Anyway, here is what DD texted me tonight ...
"You have some really important things to say. Your commentary on getting older as a gay man is profound. People would identify with this sense of isolation.
"If you want to talk them or structure & go forth, I'm happy to help. Schrödinger seems to have struck w/ you. Maybe that's where to start.
"Something like 3/4 into the book, protagonist must declare to a friend, 'I'm not sure you know this about me, but I'm a deeply neurotic person.'"
Yes, that's what I said to him on the Metro tonight. Actually, we were at Metro Center and I was getting off there (rather than Dupont Circle) -- though sometimes go to to U Street / Cardozo on the Green Line from L'Enfant Plaza -- to go to Ceiba.
As for the Schrödinger('s cat metaphor) part, this involves two distinct but parallel (as in parallel Earth-like) story lines of two parallel me's -- one in D.C. and one in Seattle.
OK, I *plan* to have that new entry posted tomorrow (i.e., shortly after midnight Thursday).