Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Third Verse Same as the First

Music to drive to the sea by:
  1. Violent Femmes
  2. Live Through This
  3. Whipsmart
  4. Pretenders
  5. Abbey Road
  6. Candy O
  7. Moondance
  8. Stealing Beauty
  9. Come Away with Me
  10. Negotiations & Love Songs

It's a long drive.

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Still Out Submissions Stats (in weeks)

  1. 34
  2. 33
  3. 30
  4. 29
  5. 18
  6. 6
  7. 6
  8. 6
  9. 3
  10. 3
  11. 1
  12. 0

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Offspring

  1. T 3-21-91
  2. J 3-12-03
  3. ? 9-15-05

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Astrological signs under our roof:

  1. Aries
  2. Pisces
  3. Aries
  4. Pisces

Virgo?

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Chance for false alarm: Good

Magic 8 Ball says: Not likely

Update:

Chance for false alarm: Nil

Magic 8 Ball says: I told you so

Request for all Bloggers to: Think PINK

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Short term effects--

  1. New poems: Not a chance
  2. Mss: Hyper focus
  3. Temperment: Fertility Goddess

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Aries Horoscope: Week of January 13

You're like grass sprouting up through a crevice in a boulder, Aries; like a hawk that has built a nest on the roof of a swank penthouse. You even remind me of an indie rock band that has somehow cracked the Billboard charts without selling out. I don't know how you've managed it, but I congratulate you on your ability to be cagily opportunistic in difficult circumstances even as you remain true to yourself. Now comes the really hard part: staying humble, cultivating gratitude, renewing your commitment to unpretentious resourcefulness, and continuing to do all the other things that got you to where you are now.


10 comments:

Charles said...

I'm also an Aries! Yay for astrological like-mindedness.

And albums 2 and 3 are two of my all-time favorites. Liz Phair....*drools*

Hannah Craig said...

O Suzanna-

Those are good choicccccces on music. The V Femmes (they bring all their equipment on the bus), and Hole. But you need something really depressing. Our Endless Numbered Days or Transatlanticism or the Smiths or something. And something punky but not so Courtney-Love-ish. Like Alkaline Trio's "Good Mourning" or something by the Faint. I like to drive to that.

And take me, too! I need to see the ocean again, very, very soon. I asked my magic-8 ball and it said you would "without a doubt" have great fun.

-Hannah

Greg said...

Congrats!

Stuart Greenhouse said...

Congrats! How do you know such a specific date so early, though?

Not that it matters.

&, that's a lot of long waits; I have one that's been out since May, and I'm feeling a little antsy about it.

Radish King said...

Congrats on the [?]!

A.R.B. said...

Hey Suzanne, you have all those submissions out there?! Man, how do you keep up with all the work and the Aries and the Pisces? I’m amazed. Is this normal American poet behaviour?

Cheers,
Alberto

C. Dale said...

Hey, like Charles, I am... an Aries, too! I am trying to imagine a house filled with Aries and Pisces.

Suzanne said...

Charles,
Isn't she fabulous? She must be an Aries too.

Hannah,
Smiths, check. O what I wouldn't do to bring you to the ocean!

Greg,
Thanks! My wonderful husband came home with a huge bouquet of pink and white flowers. He's a genius through and through.

Stuart,
Thank you! Oh, that's just an estimated due date compliments of the handy dandy due date calculator I found on google. It's maddening this waiting, waiting, waiting on the subs, isn't it?

Rebecca,
Thanks!

Alberto,
*LOLOLOL* I don't know if it's 'normal American poet behavior,' but I do know that having limited amounts of free time has made this particular poet most efficient.

C. Dale,
Let's just say that at times things get, ummm, very interesting around here. *lol*

And to everyone who emailed and celebrated with me--Thanks again!

Christine said...

Wow. You are so organized. I just vaguely remember where I sent out my poems. Do you have a special chart you use, or a tracking system? And congrats on the baby. I've been trying for a couple years. Nada so far.

Suzanne said...

Christine,
It's easy. I just keep a word doc. with the journal's name, poems sent and the date. Nothing fancy. Thanks for the congrats I'm going to send some pregnant vibes your way!