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I'm sorry that posting is light this week for as you know I do my best to wave at my dear The Readers each morning but I've been without Internet for the past eight days and yesterday was passed in hatching plans to overtake the Comcast Customer Service Center and start going apepoop on some people and as a result of all this I've been an internet gypsy for about a week now bouncing between whatever library and coffee shop will have me but mostly coffee shops because there are no Story Hours to make me confirm my non-motherhood but anyway I now have seven minutes left in Panera on the latte I had to buy to plug in here and even though I rarely drink coffee I've had to drink A LOT of it in the past week to gain online access to meet my deadlines and I don't see any affect on the quality of my writing at all do you?

BATHROOMBATHROOMBATHROOM at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Whoa! Had to go back to check. Faulkner, The Master, is still a bit ahead of you, but you go on ahead and invent an unpronouncable land peopled by a truly bizarre family and all their connections, whose lives point out the strangest and best in all of us, and you'll be there.

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergraycie


My favorite drink to order in those places right now is a Cold Chai Latte. I inherited my mom's caffeine-assimilating genes, so I can drink an expresso at midnight and still catch up some winks. Then again, my usual sleep hour is around 2 in the morning so...

But aren't there any plazas or parks with free Wifi in Virginia?

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Oh MB,

I've been where you are right now. It's not a cheery place to be. I totally understand about not wanting to spend too much time around those who have entered the realm of motherhood, too. I recently told my parents that I found it difficult to look at other people's babies/children because it "made my biological clock hurt".
Here's hoping you get your own link to cyberspace back soon!!!

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWiserlemmingAZ

My computer is broke so I have to use the one at my dad and stepmom's.

Is there another chair there at Panera?

Just think of this as your chance to channel Leopold Bloom.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis
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