Tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of Domani Dave.
The ‘blame’ for the onset of this blog goes to ‘my’ psychiatrist in Arizona, but the handful of friends in the ether are responsible for its perpetuation. In spite of persistent impulses to stow it, I’ve repeatedly refrained.
Two things account for my recent absence from the blogs of the friends in the ether.
Starting the first of this month, I was busy helping Stephen prepare a lecture on gems for a mostly retired university faculty audience. Poor thing had never done one of these before and was in deep denial. In the process of our putting together ‘the show’, I discovered that I had transposed, so to speak, all his anxiety onto myself. I lost five pounds. Seriously.
Stephen is, after all, a natural and his presentation was a huge success, no stage fright. The person introducing him called him ‘a national treasure’. That he is. Seriously.
The other impediment to reading blogs has been battling our faulty internet service. I’ve talked to more citizens of India over the past two weeks than perhaps previously in my entire lifetime. I always keep my cool and respond in a manner so polite that I descend into obsequiousness.
I do this for the sake of good international relations, to compensate for all those Ugly Americans screaming to call center employees ‘Why is my fucking internet always dropping out!’ … or something to that effect.
Our internet is back, and I can now ask you to read the comments on my last post before the outage, so that you can see the fortune cookie was correct.
Many thanks, merci beaucoup, and ευχαριστώ πολύ ethereals, past and present!