Friday, September 01, 2006

How many people out there knew that while every major news network and every local channel were chasing poor little Ernesto up the coast there was a Category 4 hurricane beating the heck out of the Mexican coast and a Super Typhoon rampaging across the Pacific?

Oh yeah, NOT AMERICA. Doesn't count or exist other than a sound bite or two to "prove" that we give a snot about anything other than ourselves.

But enough of that. We will have plenty of false alarms and perhaps the real deal as we move into September, traditionally the most active time of hurricane season.

All my laying around on the couch, staring off into space has about paid off. See, it may look like I'm not doing anything, but actually I am thinking. And that's hard work.

I was having all kinds of problems with my work-in-progress. Actually it's pretty much a work-dead-in-the-water. But I've almost got it figured out. The problem was Tilly, the next door neighbor, who is going to be a major character, but she was just absolutely refusing to fit in the skin I was giving her. It took her a while, but she was able to get through to me just what her story is.

So I shall, for the fourth time, scrap most of what has been done so far and begin again.

Loki sez: Leave me alone! I'm thinking!


Paul said...

Actually i did know about the Pacific storm and I wonder how many foreigners care about a hurricane hitting the USA just to be fair? :) And for tyhe record, I don't want a storm to hit ANYONE.

Lisa said...

The overseas offices where I work are always commenting. The scary thing is that I work in shipping and I always get asked how my family fared mainly when there is a gulf coast hurricane.

JanetLee said...

Paul - I suppose a good many, considering all the foreign donations that poured in after Katrina. I was especially touched by the victims of the tsunami who collected and sent something like $10,000 to America.

Lisa - I can't say anything. My geography is so poor (it doesn't help that countries keep changing their names!), if a storm hit a gulf of something, I probably wouldn't know where it was either!