What Have I Been Doing?

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Over the past few weeks, I have been largely absent from the world because I have achieved a new level of busy. Some of it was my doing. Some of it was life pummeling me with lemons faster than I can make lemonade.

I’m not even that big of a lemonade fan.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to. In the past couple weeks I have:

  • Hit a high C during an improv show.
  • Caught not one, but two colds. The first turned me into a snot machine. The current cold makes me feel like my cat has been using the inside of my throat as a scratching post.
  • Kicked off NaNoWriMo.
  • Built a good chunk of my very own, programmed (mostly) from scratch WordPress theme.
  • Programmed and sent my very first email in html.
  • Cursed Outlook for fucking up the spacing of my very first email.
  • Used my cats as foot warmers.
  • Turned on the heat in my apartment.
  • Had a drink with the editor of Analog.
  • Wrote three feature stories, two press releases, more blog posts than I care to count, and an internal memo I never hope I have to write again.
  • Discovered the wisdom of emergency communication plans.
  • Stuck up for myself.
  • Did lights and sound for an opening ceremony that took two hours to prepare for and twenty minutes to execute.
  • Almost got stuck in an elevator with four members of the Rolling Thunder.
  • Cracked jokes about politics and shit. I mean literal shit, FYI.
  • Delivered terrible news to colleagues.
  • Chugged a Shirley Temple.
  • Walked around barefoot in a ballroom.
  • Recorded a story in my closet. (Radioheads will understand when I say it’s the best sound quality I could get in my apartment.)
  • Met Garth Nix.
  • Applied duck tape to the bottom of my car.
  • Savored a beautiful view of airplanes taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport.
  • Made several new friends.
  • Said goodbye to a bunch of old friends who I only see a couple times a year.
  • Said goodbye to one friend who I will never see again.
  • Said, multiple times, “Fuck cancer.”

One comment

  1. Vicki says:

    So sorry you lost a friend.

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