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Thursday
Feb082001

purge



Ruth called last night to say she's having a great time in the Northwest Territories. I had hunted down the Web site for the Yellowknife Public Library, one of the places where she is giving her workshop/presentation. I e-mailed the Webmaster, asking if he/she would say hi to my sister for me. Ruth was very surprised. :-)

Yesterday, I found that Inkspot was highlighted in Canadian Writer's Magazine as the #1 spot for writers, in Earthlink's subscriber magazine, and chosen as one of the best sites of the year for writers by Writer's Digest magazine (will be mentioned in their May issue). Inkspot has also been nominated as one of the best Web sites for writers in the 2000 Inscriptions Engraver Awards. Pretty cool.

I still haven't had a chance to properly unpack; there are still boxes in the living room. Main problem: my home office is too small. I need to purge and reorganize it before I can move the rest of my stuff in. I'm not a very good purger and reorganizer. In contrast, Jeff -loves- purging and reorganizing. I find it very difficult to throw things out.

JEFF (holding up object): "Do you really need this?"

ME: "Don't throw that out! I might need that someday!"

JEFF: "For what?"

ME: "I don't know yet. But it could come in handy."

JEFF: "But you have so much stuff like this. You should get rid of some of it so you'll have more room in your office. What IS this thing, anyway?"

ME: "Um."

JEFF: "You don't really know what it is, do you?"

ME: "Not exactly."

etc.

For those that don't know already, I have a new e-mail address. Please use "ohi @ electricpenguin.com" (remove the spaces; I put those in in a feeble attempt to avoid the spambots), thanks.

Today's Blatherpic:

Paul and Beckett, at OVFF last year.

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