What an awful week. I was sooo sick, but not until I was at the airport waiting to leave. If could have just passed out in that pub where I had lunch the whole week might have turned out better. The other frustration with my illness was how unhelpful my so-called "care team" is in a situation. Screw them all. I'm going rogue. I'm definitely changing endocrinologists if I can find one with email.
My Type-in was mixed. It was like my parties all my life. I hate finding out the hard way who my friends are (Thanks Ryan, Chris, Al and Chuck, 3 of whom don't read this blog LOL, and yes all you others I do understand about just not being able to come, but I invited a LOT of people personally, some with kids who would probably have had fun). I did snag a collector from Olympia who learned of it via the yahoo group so thanks go to whomever posted there, I was remiss.
The other positive was that due to Library Official Sanction there was at least one public place in the world for four hours in which typing was NOT viewed EVEN BY THE PARTICIPANTS as some vile combination of indecency and disturbing the peace. Even the library staff had to come and try them out, and the children were great.
I have found myself getting angrier the more it appears that my brethren are ASHAMED to be heard typing. As if the world was any kind of quiet place. I live in a neighborhood where I must endure braying jackasses at 2 am leaving the bars, and at any hour might find someone URINATING in my alley, and you want me to be hypersensitive to the "noise" of a Hermes Rocket??? I am not a confrontational guy. NOTHING I ever do is done to be confrontational, (except perhaps this post, and this is my own damn blog).so when I feel it happening I check my glucose. But I am DAMN FOR SURE not going to be ASHAMED of typing! You guys hide if you want, and yes consideration is a wonderful thing - this is digital because my wife is sleeping next to me. I totally get that. I'm not talking about getting all up in everyone's "grill" needlessly, just not hiding. The revolution will never get off the ground that way. It must become as commonplace and tolerated as loud cellphone yakking. It's certainly less annoying.
Now that I've offended nearly everyone, I'm going to sleep.
p.s.: Has anyone given typewriters to younger students or daycares? We have a Ronald McDonald House nearby. what do you think?
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