Monday, April 20, 2009

Uh, oh.

*Today's Bulletin Online.


* At home with ... bookstore owner and blogger Duncan McGeary

Uh, oh. I'm in trouble now, boys.

I've decided I'm 'probably' not going to comment on the article tomorrow. When we got interviewed, I thought maybe I could direct them in certain direction, but we talked and talked and they took pictures, and they have 20 times the material they need for an article.

It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, they found newsworthy about the way Linda and I live. I think Linda and I live pretty simply.

So, I'm already kind of wincing, even though I haven't read the article and have no idea what's in it. I also didn't want to step on the article that Penny wrote, but since it's coming out tomorrow....

Despite this blog and despite appearances. I don't really like poking my head out of the ground to get whacked all that much.

And yet, I thought maybe my Dad in his assisted care center and other family and friends might get a kick out of it.

Besides, I should probably never turn down free publicity.

But I've had my usual 'ostracism' dreams over the last few nights, which is my subconscious telling me to shut up and lie low. "Don't get cocky, kid!" Hans Solo.

O.K. I have an ego. But I always get in trouble when I let it get away from me.

I also think these article are the type of thing that people -- including me -- can be rather judgmental about. "What dopes."

Let the backlash begin!

Tim told me he thought it was funny the way I agonize over these things, but ... it's constantly in the back of my mind that I'd be better off shutting up.

But....what fun would that be?

Linda's comment: this is like saying, there is an article coming out tomorrow. Read it!



Anonymous said...

"...there is an article coming out tomorrow. Read it!"

Oh, I will Dunc, I will. Then I'll drop in and tease you about it.

Duncan McGeary said...

I knew it!

Quimby said...


Duncan McGeary said...

Well, geez,
I've always been that.

Bewert said...

Can't wait to read it, Dunc :)

Some grim facts about the local economy:

Bend MSA
Unemployment, unadjusted, March, 2009: 17%
Unemployment, unadjusted, March, 2008: 7.8%

Deschutes County:
Notices of Default, year to date through April 17th, 2009: 1037
Notices of Default, year to date through April 17th, 2008: 395
Notices of Default, all of 2007: 590


Dunc--you, the going out of business sale sign guys, the gun shops, and the liquor stores are about the only people turning a profit around here these days. Must be testament to your superior busniess acumen.

Bewert said...

An apt analogy to the CO economy:

Keeneye said...

I totally knew Duncan before he was famous.