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Journal 06-23-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The temperature is 61.5°F and the humidity is 82% at 4:38 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 2.2 mph. It was partially cloudy when I stuck my head out. I saw some stars, but couldn’t make out any constellations. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 85° (“cooler than yesterday”) today.

Mr. Siduri got a call from his former boss yesterday. Apparently, the boss’s son quit the company. He got a job elsewhere. The boss wants to meet with Mr. Siduri tomorrow. He hasn’t said what he wants, but presumably he’ll offer him some sort of position, mostly like a part-time contract deal. Mr. Siduri is willing to talk to him, though he’s under no illusion. The boss treated him like dirt for the years that he worked there and there’s no reason to suspect that he’ll treat him any better now.

“But at least I’ll hear what the old goat has to say,” he told me.

I told him that I will not second guess any decision he makes on the matter. Whatever he wants to do—work, not work, work occasionally, consult—he has my blessing, as if he needed it.

A single trip to the library netter me five Hardy Boys books I haven’t read before. This should be fun. I read a bunch seven or eight years ago (that long?) for reviews on Epinions. They were not what you would call fine literature, but they were enjoyable despite the shortcomings and they’re really quick reads.

Yesterday, Mr. Siduri misplaced his phone. I called it and he found it under a magazine. Later, when we were at lunch, he noticed there was a missed call from me on his phone.

“Msiduri called,” he said.

“Hmm,” I said. “Have anything to say?”

“No. But I better not let my wife find out.”

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Off to write another day—

Writing schedule:

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

2. Read The Secret in the Old Mill .

4. Continue looking for markets for “Dirt.”

5. Begin review of The Best American Short Stories



©2015 Denise Longrie

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paigea wrote on June 23, 2015, 9:36 AM

Your schedule looks organized. I have a schedule in mind. I can't seem to make it happen.

msiduri wrote on June 23, 2015, 9:55 AM

Well, schedules on paper don't necessarily become schedules in reality. Plus, my dearly beloved my have plans for the day. But if I don't try, I get nowhere.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 23, 2015, 10:18 AM

I hope things work out with the old boss in a good way. My hubby loses his phone a lot

msiduri wrote on June 23, 2015, 11:27 AM

I hope so, too. To my mind, the worst would be that he accepts a consulting positions and never gets paid. With the company in as severe financial straits as its been in, that's not outside the bound of possibility. I don't lose my phone so much as ignore it. Naughty, naughty.

cheri wrote on June 23, 2015, 10:23 PM

Today is Wednesday here, June 24. Hope that you have a wonderful day today.

Paulie wrote on June 23, 2015, 10:32 PM

Your account about Mr. Siduri's missing phone and the missed call you asked about is really funny! Enjoy yourself doing the book reviews.

msiduri wrote on June 23, 2015, 11:38 PM

Happy Wednesday. Hope it brings you happy things.

msiduri wrote on June 23, 2015, 11:40 PM

Thanks. Glad you found it enjoyable. He has a great sense of humor.

CalmGemini wrote on June 27, 2015, 6:51 AM

As you say ''Hardy Boys'' are enjoyable.I remember reading many of those books.They are easy to read and so you do not have to spend much time.Hope you are able to adhere to your writing schedules.

msiduri wrote on June 27, 2015, 9:32 AM

Thanks. Yes, they are easy reading. But so much is always happening, the reader never gets a rest!