This is just the preliminary version, as I'm surely the only remaining person who doesn't own a notebook computer, nor haul one belonging to my employer on the road with me. I'm working from a "business center" machine here in the palatial Towne Place Suites in Manhattan Beach, and they're offering some kind of crude proprietary browser that doesn't work in tabs, the way my beloved Firefox does. So I have to keep things simple.
SoCal's a fine place, as usual. The weather's been agreeably cool, the sunshine plentiful (how else?), and no earthquakes, tsunamis, mudslides, or brushfires have threatened my life just yet. My work, such as it is, is getting done at a suitable pace. And ... I've seen my fellow blogger (here and here) Tricia Shore, sometimes known as ComicMom and Thinking Mama, doing standup at the Canoga Park Bowl. She's not only very funny herself, but she has numerous comic friends who practice their craft at the CPB, and they're really funny, too. I hoped for nothing more than a chance to introduce myself and maybe get an autograph, but she was so kind that I ended up getting my picture taken with her, and meeting her family: a fine crew of three boys and Mr. ComicMom, too. Anyway, she's emailing me the photo, and when I get back I'll share it with you all.
Everybody be good, now, and don't be misplacing or damaging the Fort while I'm gone.