Sunday I drove up to Long Beach for the On The Edge poetry reading of Ra Avis, Bill Friday & Matthew Blashill. I was nervous about going to a poetry reading, as I haven’t attended artsy hip anything in decades. As I drove through downtown Long Beach, I felt very suburban middle-aged.
Once there, though, I was made to feel welcome. Turns out I wasn’t the only middle-aged attendee, nor was I the only attendee who lived in South Orange County. Nice to meet people in person who you have read and interacted with online.
Suffering from fried brain right now. Have accidentally posted drafts of this post at least twice. Sorry to those completely confused, wondering, “Where the hell did that post go?” I probably should have left well enough alone and simply edited the piece. Brief, but done. At least for now.
Apparently my posts or the posts I share are inappropriate. No doubt because they often discuss medications used in treating mental illness. I do not promote any particular medication, but I do share research. Perhaps one of the posts I shared looked innocuous, but was from an illegal pharmaceutical site. Don’t know. Do know that I don’t like getting censured. I really try hard to be a good girl. (Sounds ridiculous, but that’s where it comes from – from a lifetime trying to please.)
For the last twenty some odd weeks, my kittomalley.com blog posts that I intended to share to my Google+ accounts using WordPress’ Publicize feature were posted privately and not shared with the public. Not very useful in publicizing my posts. Apparently I do not fully understand how to use Google+. I can only actively maintain so many social media presences. I pulled down my posts that were shared privately, and disconnected my Google+ accounts from WordPress Publicize. Now is not the time for me to have to deal with this.
PLUS, my Acer Aspire S7 laptop screen is acting up, and I’ll have to mail it back to Acer for repairs. At least it is still under warranty. This will be the third or fourth time I’ve sent it back for repairs. Shortly after I received it, the screen went black. Then the power connection failed. I love it in spite of its fragility. It’s super light and fast. Anyway, I’m working on my iPad right now. Not as fully functional. At least I recently bought an Anker keyboard for it, making it easier to type. Prefer a keyboard for typing, a touchscreen for coloring and playing solitaire (yes, I know, what a waste of time, but it relaxes me and gives my fingers something to do).