A Good Morning to you—
Later this morning the moving truck comes. Yesterday I had an exhausting day being anxious about it. And yes, doing a lot of work to prepare too. :-)
I heard once that the realty industry strives to make people think the houses they buy have the promise of being homes, whereas the houses they're moving out of are just houses. No sale here. I'm leaving my home, and the house I'm moving into is still just a house. I'm not necessarily sad to be leaving, but I'm feeling...what's the right way to say this...appropriately reflective and contemplative about it. My son grew up here. My older dog's grown old here. I started TOP here. I've lived here longer than I've ever lived anywhere in my life. I have history here.
Today is also Miata Day. The press and media unveiling of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be live streamed on YouTube today at 6:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time. It's the fourth generation of the world's most popular roadster, internally called the ND. (Mine was a second-gen NB, 1999–2005.)
You remember how I like roadsters. I'm also going to enjoy going over to the ND Rumours, Speculation, and Concept Cars section of Miata.net and watching a lot of guys' heads explode tonight. There are people there whose lives are going to be a howling desert of emptiness after the reveal. Of course there's always the job of picking over exactly who was right about what and when. That will be fun for the holdouts.
Here's the very last unofficial render. I feel like I've seen about 40. Oh, and you'll be force-fed Duran Duran during the event. Like that hasn't happened before. Thought you'd appreciate a warning.
[I actually rather like it.]
Life will be carnage tonight at TOP Secret Underground HQ, I'm sure. I've packed myself a little survival kit with an alarm clock, a few dishes and glasses and some tableware, and toiletries. I'm sure by Thursday I'll have a long list of other things I need. As to what's crucial...I guess it's my bed, the dog beds, the coffeemaking apparatus, and the computer. I won't have truly moved until the computer changes venues. A comment on modern life, but there it is.
The Ailsa announcement is on hold until she gets a picture to me, and she's working all week so that won't be until the weekend. Oh, and it looks like my trip to the U.K. is on hold until sometime in 2015 now. (Ailsa thinks I'm trying to get out of going to a "football" game with her and her husband Roland.) And as to how you pronounce her name—it's pronounced "ger-trude ter-WILL-i-ger." So now you know. (It's "ALE-sah." What else could it be?)
And can you believe this? In the bureaucratic inferno that is the process of acquiring a passport, the State of Indiana sent me a new Birth Certificate—and it has a typo. They got my birthdate wrong.
You know what I always say—editors needed everywhere.
Hope you have an error-free day today, wherever in the world you are.
"Morning Coffee" is auto-published weekdays at 3:30 a.m. Central Time today to be in time for morning coffee breaks in the UK and Europe. For those who rise later, it will be there. The feature is a month-long experiment to give people something to check in with while I'm busy moving.
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