Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Re-entering the cyberworld

I am working in a business center with only one of three computers working--and they are shared by 800 people. And this after 10 ten days of almost no computer access and no cell phone reception.

I felt deaf, blind and dumb.

Yesterday I plunked myself in front of the single working computer and in an act of great selfishness, kept working away. When other people came in, I said--I think the other two are broken--you might want to remind them at the front desk.

I put all my stuff in a shopping cart--water, phone, medicine, notes, press kits, mail, etc. Instead of a bag lady I was a cart lady

In an act of great kindness, my massage therapist is loaning me her laptop. I did not ask. She saw how stressed I was and just offered. That should get me through until my new computer arrives.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fractal Fourth

I have spent the Fourth of July in many interesting places. I have attended firework spectaculars in Switzerland, viewed Bastille day fireworks in France, watched the bi-centennial celebration in New York--but it will be hard to beat the Fractal Fireworks that ended a fractal presentation in the Albuquerque Planetarium.

As I walked back to my hotel, I realized when I looked up that there were fireworks on either side of me--some from the Balloon field and others from the nearby military basse.

The fractal show is the first Friday of every month. There are four shows in a night--hourly starting at 6pm

Creator Jonathan Wolfe is a genius--a scientist and artist. Fractals are his passion. His shows are scientific and sensuous.

Plan any trip to Albuquerque around a first Friday