Wierd Yoga

Our yoga teacher didn’t come today because he was sick. We had all dragged ourselves out of bed and turned up, so we sort of took turns leading the exercises. I wouldn’t say it was a very centering or energizing experience, but at least we got to stretch.

New Short Story

I’m not going to be posting any of the novel I’m working on till it’s finished because then I’d be tempted to rewrite. This month is all about just trying to get the words down on the page. But, I will post the first thirteen lines of a new short story. You guys are the …

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NaNoWriMo Update

I need to do these daily. My wordcount is 6719 and I’m working on Chapter 4. I haven’t reread any of it, so it might all be awful, but at least the story is hitting the page.

Anyone want to buy a house?

Rob and I have been discussing selling the house and moving out of the country. Looks like we’ll be doing it. We had talked about Germany or England, but now I’m thinking that Iceland looks good. So…anyone want a nice home in NE Portland?

The trouble with Iceland

We’re so far ahead of the U.S. time zones that I’m having to wait forever to hear the results. The polls closed at five a.m. here. Now it’s 9:45 a.m., but they won’t even start counting in Ohio until three p.m. Everyone is talking about the election and wondering what the outcome will be.


Heavens, I forgot to mention that a volcano erupted this morning. It’s on the other side of the country in a glacier, so I’m in no danger at all. It’s the first thing that everyone asks today. “Have you heard about the volcano?” I figure, between the volcano and the Red Sox winning the World …

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Music Video

While I did plenty of work today, the thing I had the most fun with was Bessie’s music video, Secret Agent Man. Lots of dancing and Bond moves with the arms. It was fun, but I’m exhausted. These shots always seem to happen after massage. Why can’t they happen before massage?


I shouldn’t need to tell you this but Stop reading this and go vote! Some of the Americans here are going down to the Embassy because their absentee ballots have not arrived yet. It’s hard to vote overseas, so those of you at home had darn well better take advantage of being able to hop …

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Hawaiian Offerings

Thank you Pat and Glenn. Breaking all records your package arrived a mere seven days after you mailed it. Man, the Red Sox win the World Series and the whole world gets turned upside down.


What more do I need to say? The wind is wuthering around the building and blowing the rain horizontally across the windows. I working this morning as the Mayor’s live hands and didn’t notice the wind in the studio, but in the greenroom, with its banks of windows, the wuthering is very noticeable.

National Novel Writing Month

I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year long before I was scheduled to come to Iceland. Like a crazy woman, I’ve decided to go ahead and try it even though Rob is coming out to visit me for 20 of the thirty-one days available this month for writing. I’ll have to …

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Dinner with Dana and Mark

Dana and Mark Reed came to join me for lunch this afternoon. They are some of the most interesting people that I’ve met here, but this is the first time I’ve spent any time with them outside of large groups. We talked about theater, the nature of puppetry, what interests us about our work, and …

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Happy Halloween

I just got home from the Halloween party at Julianna’s and Kahlua’s. They called me earlier today and invited me over to carve a jack o’ lantern. I was delighted, because it’s a nostalgic thing that I actually enjoy. The party was a great deal of fun. My costume was a hit, but was outshown …

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Waking at Dawn

It was lovely today to sleep in, although I still woke up at dawn. Granted, that was 8:30, but I can at least pretend that I got up early. Today I’m going to have to run around getting my Halloween costume ready. Julianna and Kahlua are having a party at their place tonight. I’m going …

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