There was a chance that everything would go smoothly but it didn't. I have to go and buy a different font and re-layout some stuff. I'm hoping not the whole damn thing. I used some random font called Big Caslon as I didn't have real caslon but it didn't do the italics right, even when i embedded the font in the pdf. And the printer was super nice - a hilarious old guy who is semi-retired but has a huge print shop. "If I didn't flirt with you, you would think I'm dead. I'm 70 but I'm not dead. Don't they ever feed you, honey?" actually very funny and uncreepy. We had problems making his computer see mine until I remembered you can start up while holding down T.... But he works in os9... and his version of quark was old... and version of acrobat old... He patiently tried different things but to no avail.
So that means I need to buy real Caslon font family, change all the things in italics to that, but i think the rest of it can stay in embedded big caslon. PLEASE LET THAT BE TRUE. Yarrrgh! Also i need to have Toast to burn a CD and avoid all those file transfer hassles and having to go in and out of OS9 and OSX. Pain in ass!
On my tape player in the car (random ancient audio tape picked up off moldy floor of the truck) the song "Everybody Loves Me, Baby" came on and I sang it with both glee and bitterness. Don McLean sings it with an ironic bitter self awareness and sense of humor but also total serious pompous smugness. (The version on iTunes is not the right one.) I am trying to listen hard to current criticisms of me without my usual immediate reaction of fear and defensiveness. It strikes me that this song might express what is annoying about me. But it's also what is good about me. What can I do about that, I am not sure.