Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

missing connections

I read, noting appropriate juxtaposition, my novel about an alien planet and my non-fiction about the Caddo peoples tonight, after visiting my office. At my office, I found that somehow I had left my AIM instant message deal on all weekend. It had crashed, but it said that four people had contacted me by IM. It did not say who they were, or what they said, but the little number bubble said "4". I hate that sense of missing a contact, as it could be curtains or dishes or a double boiler, as the song says. I hope nobody thought I ignored them.

I'm researching lakes in southeastern states, as it seems to me to be a fun idea to take some days off in late Summer to spend time at a lake near other things to do.

Now I'm curious if the chess tournament I entered will have much turnout, as its website shows this "side event" of a major traditional tournament only has four advance entries. Although more will enter at the door, there might be some poetic justice in playing in a four person tournament, albeit such a tournament is less ideal when it is to last five rounds. I wonder if I will wish I had gone pier fishing instead, or perhaps read an improving book.

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