I’m taking off for 10 days on Friday, visiting friends and family in northern California. Plans are vague; lots of driving around. Starting in Davis. Thanksgiving in Oakland. Might want to visit Santa Rosa (my dad’s birthplace and the filming location of my favorite Hitchcock) Dim Sum will be had in San Francisco.
It’s a forced computer break as well (although I’ll end up checking email compulsively on every laptop I get my hands on, just like I did in Seattle in August). Even though I’m semi-unemployed, I end up spending all my waking hours sitting at my computer… usually well into the middle of the night. Being in an unfamiliar place makes me unable to do that and that makes it vacation enough, I suppose.
I’m hoping to use the time to plan my Xmas/New Years card (this was the last one I sent out, back in 2006) and get back to what theoretically is my main career and write some fucking comedy.
Take it away, Mamie VanDoren….
"Cabaret" from "The Girl Who Invented Rock and Roll"