>Okay, today is the 15th of September. I had an article due, I had a Guggenheim grant due and this is my first day off in three weeks.
Whew, the market, the stock market, took a giant dive, while I typed, and edited and talked to potential grant recommenders. It seemed all around me swirled craziness and I attempted to keep my head down and write a very large grant.
Although I have received grants, I have never written a grant for myself. Asking or telling or wanting for myself has always been difficult and today exhausted and over wrought it seemed I could only get engaged in long phone calls, calls I wanted, but I had trouble jumping back on the writing pony. But I kept going back.
I finished the story for the TriBeCa Tib and by the help of magic fairies; it must have been that, I rode up to the Mail Box place just as the last Fed Ex guy was about to roll out.
“Hey, wait please,” I hollered.
The cute Fed Ex guy stood while I wrote out the labels to myself required by Guggenheim.
“So if you get this grant, what will you give me?”
“I will take you out for drinks.”
“OK, but I am planning on winning the lottery first.”
“Well, you better take my number then in case I don’t win, then I will need a drink.”
AHHH sometimes I just love humans, the ones who get that a little extra time won’t kill you and it might even help a fellow traveler.
Yesterday at the theater, the show was the best ever, nice because we were video taping it. I joked with the cast saying that if they did a great job, I’d be overjoyed, as we wouldn’t have to re-tape. A joke perhaps but they were flawless, inspired, amazing.
I really loved the show yesterday afternoon and that was a great treat.
I am taking Tuesday and a part of Wednesday off and running away to the country to dig dirt and smell the roses, literally.