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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
CHANGES ARE A'COMIN'
I have never been a Pataki fan, although I think I voted for him. If I did, I'm certain I held my nose. NY State demands one helluva strong conservative, but he was too moderate. He can run for the Repub nomination in '08 in that's his desire, but I can't see Pataki ever being elected president.
PATAKI BOWING OUT
Gov. Pataki told a group of aides last night that he will not seek re-election next year — and alluded to a possible run for president in 2008 — after he summoned them to a meeting at the Executive Mansion, sources at the gathering told The Post.
Nearly a dozen public-opinion polls this year have shown Pataki facing defeat at the hands of state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the all-but-certain Democratic candidate for governor in 2006.
8 Yesterday was busy/interesting. I discovered that my checking account, which I normally cut close (don't we all?), had several hundred dollar$ more than my figures indicated. Turns out a teller had deposited someone else's checks into my account. I don't expect a brass band heralding my honesty, but I didn't expect the yeah-thanks-whatever attitude, either. In the midst of all this, Road Runner, my ISP, crashed. Ironically, the tv was fine. I tried to called the offices, here and in nearby Horseheads (yes, a town is actually named that), but the lines were busybusybusy. Then it occurred to me that they use the Time Warner phone service, which means if the online service wasn't working neither were the phones!
8 I finally posted my story "Rendezvous With Angelo" at my short story blog. As I type, Aaron is going through it with a fine-toothed comb. Check out the backstory linked at the end. I briefly explain when and how I wrote RWA.
8 More good writing news! Escape Pod has accepted my story "Stuck In An Elevator With Mandy Patinkin" for a future podcast, probably within another month or two. However, the really big news about this is that I'll be PAID! The first time ever! Okay, so it's $5; the amount is not important. The fact is that I will finally be paid for my fiction!! (I earned a nice check for an op-ed for USA Today in '92.)
8 Rik, my favorite American blogger in Italy, is a passionate guy: I started thinking about things that I'm passionate about. The obvious is of course family and God. Those go without saying. But what else? What are the things in my life that I'm passionate about?... What are you passionate about?
8 And Gayle talks about her fantasy Ohio Lawyers: My long held fantasy is of the enormous TV ratings to be had were he ever nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. The hearings would HAVE TO BE televised.
8 P.I. Polly describes the spray-on tan process: The woman turns to me and says, "Just...you know...take your clothes off and I'll be back in in a couple of minutes." I looked at her. "I... you mean I have to get naked?" I say. She looks at me impatiently. "I've done this, like, maybe 200 times. Don't worry about it."