The world loves a foolish woman

July 4th, 2006 → Leave a comment

Hello everyone! It is summer in San Francisco and I’m freezing my ass off. I’m wearing a scarf, a sweater and this knit hat I am knitting may end up being mine later if it doesn’t heat the hell up in this place!

If you read my last post about fretting that I wasn’t “arty and shit” enough for Santa Barbara, you will be happy to know that my show went quite well and the powerfulness of my imagination and insecurities got the best of me. I had nothing to worry about. The show was fabulous. I met amazing people. My hosts were amazing. I was treated to Japanese food with the curators and gallery staff after. It was beautiful.

Here are the pictures from the show….

I got my air conditioner fixed before I left and couldn’t get it to work on the ride up. $#(*$(#)!!!! It was a sweaty mess. But glad to say the car made it up the 400 miles! At some points the steering wheel began to shake and then the CD player would skip, but for the most part it worked ok. I stopped every hour or so to let the car rest and check that it was ok.

It was definitely a new experience to do my filler up at rest stops and little parking lots rather than at the gas station. I was pouring veggie oil into the tank at a rest stop and this Pilipino couple came by to ask me all sorts of questions about my car.

Anyway, the plan this week is to pick the novel back up again and write like a mofo until “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” takes precedence again. I should go and read 300 pages of this Chris Abani book. He’s coming to our class tomorrow, so I want to be able to ask him everything I possibly can.

Ugh, so many projects. Not enough time.

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