Two things happened over this weekend that affected me emotionally:

1) I saw the Alexander MacQueen show at the Met. The guy had a theatrical sense that was/is knockout. He thinks in terms of drama and expresses it through his clothing design. His gowned models performed amidst a ring of fire, for example. Or underwater. Or as pieces on a chessboard. This show is horrendously popular, we were herded along claustrophobically, but I have to say it was worth it. “I design from the side…” he said, “the most awkward angle from which to view a woman’s body.” Unique and original.

2) Second thing, I got into a dragout fight with a poster on a chat-room devoted to writers. He disagreed w/ one of my opinions, and did so in an arrogant, abusive way. Got my back up, and I called him on it, and he became even more abusive. I matched him in tone, then decided to rise above it and nip the battle in the bud, but he insisted on continuing in a most disparaging manner. I finally had to post the webmaster about him -and this is not the first time he’s done it.  Has anyone else been in a situation like this? And please, how did you deal with it?

Working on getting Operation Ruby Slipper ready for a late August release.

Stay tuned.