July 2nd, 2003

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One MORE gone

You know, I'm sure a dozen people die every second, but doesn't it seem like an awful lot of prominent people are suddenly going? Here in Atlanta we probably have a skewed view since it was last week that saw the passing of former mayor Maynard Jackson and former governor Lester Maddox -- and TODAY former mayor Ivan Allen! Then there was Strom Thurmond, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck... Did I miss anyone? And who's next? I know of one 100-year-old comedian who probably does not have long...
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Wouldn't you know!

I come home tonight and ALL I want to do is write but instead I've spent an hour or so trying to get a f'in WORM off my computer... McAfee keeps quarantining the thing and it keeps showing up again. Aaaargh!

On top of this, I got a call from MCI and YAY, I switched to use them for my local service (at a savings of $15 a month off BellSouth), but once I was done with my order, I got ticked off at the "verifying operator" (no doubt ordered by the FCC) who went over my order and got very prickly when I asked for clarification over their "Do you have broadband or DSL service?" I said that I "kind of" did but not really and no, it's not through a cable company. He then told me I couldn't get MCI, at which point I said, "Hold it, hold it, I don't actually have DSL, technically, I just have broadband..." and he was like "Well, if you have it, you can't have MCI" and I said "No, I don't have it, I'm just so used to saying it, it's easier to say that" (since in fact I'm on a broadband network that transmit via wireless) and then I told him that no national telcom company in the country could be providing my service so it was FINE... Finally he relented!

The verm is still fighting for life...
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why writers should unplug their phones

"some people" do not get the point when i say, "that's nice, i get your point, i'm writing, yes, i get your point, bye, yes, i get your point..." jeeeeeezus!

grrrr. he hung up. finally. i bet he'll call me again though. fuck!
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something storm taught me

i'm sitting here writing, listening to greco-turkish bellydance music with candles and incense going, drinking out of a little crystal glass. the first class was creme de cassis (finished the bottle i got in england), now i finished a glass of manishewitz blackberry wine. yay. this is fun. want more...

meantime, i was read the the sun (a great mag i subscribe to) and a reader letter on their "marijuana issue" suddenly reminded me of how in addition to drinking and smoking cigs all night long, storm and friends were doing pot. i think i forgot because i was like "oh, yeah, they did, didn't they!" in fact on the one night we were at her friends until 3, we played this game called "weed" or something for hours and half the crowd was smoking. i didn't smoke (never do) but got quite drunk, though not nearly as drunk as storm, who was realllllly drunk. it was smoky in there. lol... that was a good time.
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