A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rainy Day Gets Filed!

The time has arrived! After years of excuses, rationales (Rainy Day is an expert on rationales) Rainy Day has purchased a filing cabinet and is filing all her short stories and all her poems, and all those manuscripts she's working on, and all those she should be working on, and all those that are, alas, beyond help.

The most exciting thing is the discovery of those poems/stories/novels started and forgotten for whatever purpose. The second most exciting thing is she now has a large metal surface on which to put her magnet collection.

One would think a five-drawer vertical filing cabinet would be easy to purchase, and not overly expensive. Alas, one would be thinking erroneous thoughts. Rainy Day called all the local chain office supply stores and none of them had any in stock (they all had plenty of 4 drawer ones, though). She looked on the web, and the least expensive ones she could find were in the $400plus price range (some up in the thousands of dollars, but they were fire and theft proof. A bit of overkill for Rainy Day's needs.)

And then Rainy Day remembered seeing an Office Supply store she'd stopped at a couple of times that was closed on weekends. The few things she could see through the window looked expensive, but, then, Rainy Day has expensive taste. A kool-aid budget, but champagne taste.  She gave them a call. Peg answered the phone, and informed Rainy Day she had 4 five-drawer filing cabinets each at a very reasonable price. Rainy Day was there in minutes. After a delightful browse around Bella's Office Furniture, she bought the five-drawer cabinet of her dreams. It seems Bella's deals in both new and used furniture for the office, and though Peg quoted her the wrong price over the phone, she honored it. Turns out, she's the owner, and a most delightful person to know.

Those of you in the Tri-City area, who have a need to get organized, or just want to have a nice office, be sure to check out Bella's Office Furniture at 7425 W. Clearwater Avenue, Kennewick WA for your needs. The other stores are still the place for your file folders, pens, etc., but for nice furniture (including a great selection of 'sleeping' chairs – or wing-back chairs, if you prefer) go to Bella's. Meet Peg and the crew. Peg is the kind of businesswoman you could feel comfortable doing business with on a handshake!

Rainy Day has been trying for several years to track down the author of a short story, Sword of the Yueh Maiden. About the time Rainy Day decided it was an old Chinese legend, she decided to use the characters in one of her novels. At the last possible moment, she found that the story was written in the 1980s by Jin Yong (Louis Cha), so Rainy Day had to make some last minute changes to her story to make it all hers. She then spent the next two years trying to contact Mr. Cha. As luck would have it, while prowling though Amazon.com the other day, she found the name of one of his translators, looked up the translator, contacted him and got the address of Mr. Cha.  Rainy Day is very happy to tell you all that a copy of Jiang Li, Warrior Woman of Yueh (greatly inspired by Sword of the Yueh Maiden) is now on it's way to Mr. Cha in Hong Kong.  Rainy Day hopes to share with you all his response in a week or two. Unless he decides she plagiarized too much, and finds herself in China, eating real Chinese food from the comfort of her cell.

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