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Well, let's look at it this way: The Universe decided it was time for me to take an enforced break from the computer.

All I can say is, thank god I had finally completed the teleplay and turned it in or I would have lost what was left of my mind.

Sunday, while I was pretending to take the day off and just relax, but instead was back into overdrive like I always am -- puttering and cleaning and running errands and working in the garden and suddenly tearing up carpeting from the stairway while in the middle of making dinner, etc., etc. (yes, I know: what is it about any of that that even remotely resembles relaxing? ) -- I knocked over a glass of iced coffee on my desk. The iced coffee aimed straight for the underside of the laptop at breakneck speed. I then (too late!) tried to whisk the laptop out of danger but immediately dropped it on the floor.

Then the view on the monitor looked like the beginning of the old Outer Limits TV show ("Do not attempt to adjust your TV set" for all you old fogeys out there!!), and something inside me knew it simply couldn't be good. Not a good sign at all. And you know what? I was right! So off the computer went to the repair guy's and there it remained for nearly a week!

[Reasonable facsimile of my monitor last Sunday.]

Well, I still had a really busy week, it just didn't involve being on the computer at all. And I knew you were all thinking I was some sort of charlatan -- saying I was back to blogging everyday and then disappearing for a week. But sometimes you just gotta go with whatever the Universe serves up, unbelievable as it often seems...

So, how about that SUPER MOON???? For those of you who don't know, the "supermoon" is happening because the moon is closer to the earth than it's been in 100 years plus it happens to be full. So be sure to get a look at it at sundown this weekend because it should be splendid. Then next week or the week after, I can't remember, we have a lunar eclipse. So -- quite auspicious if you are into that sort of thing. I am, actually. Might as well be, you know? If you can't regard the world as magical then I don't really know how else to get through any given day. Do you know what I mean, gang? If you simply face reality instead of creating it, whew. Not a lot of joyfulness in that, is there?

Okay!! Well. Yes, my life does indeed involve more than going to see Dark Shadows this coming Friday, but it is quite a little bright spot on the horizon, nonetheless. (Interesting achievement, isn't it? "Dark Shadows" and "bright spot"?) (You know what else occurred to me? Ever since I was little, "Dark Shadows" was conceptual: "Dark Shadows" was not a title; it was the whole concept of the TV show. And the other night, I finally thought of it as two separate words: "dark" and "shadows." And I thought to myself: What the fuck is that supposed to mean??? What are dark shadows, anyway?? It doesn't make any sense. If it's dark out, you won't see shadows. And shadows in and of themselves are always dark...)

I know, gang. There are way more important things in life that don't make sense that perhaps I should lend my lofty mind to trying to sort out, however...

All right. I really am going to try to take it kind of easy this weekend. I have some more deadlines now that I am eager to start tackling. (Who was it who called them "lifelines" instead of "deadlines"??? I don't remember but isn't that a cool concept?) And then I am going to try to just take it easy. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for visiting, folks!! Have a great one, wherever you are, and take it super easy!! See ya!!