Thursday, Oct. 07, 2004
Hazard Of The Biz
Repeat after me, boys and girls: "I hate politics and politicians. They are hazardous to my health."
I have to keep this short, again. And I'll be working late tonight, again. I have to cover another three-hour meeting, more politics (isn't that special?) Then after the meeting, I get to go home, write, and produce the reports for tomorrow morning. And since I was at a meeting from 9AM to 1:30PM today, then on the air from 3:30 to 5:15PM or thereabouts, makes for one very looooong day. I'm writing this while the commercials play.
I am not going to sell my vacation. Screw that. If nothing else, when the county holds its surplus and seizure auction next month, I'll buy a POS car there for a couple of hundred bucks, but so help me, I am taking my time off. If Boss doesn't like it, he can pound sand. I know I'm on call to handle stuff but this is completely out of hand and isn't getting any better in the forseeable future.
I was hoping I'd hear something from the publishing deal. Still nada. 00 said she dreamed a couple of nights ago that I got a check in the mail for $1000. Granted, I don't have a rejection letter, but I also don't have either a check or anything else suggesting I'm going to see any money from this deal.
It was a bonus deal anyway, if it happened, so not like I'm going to come unglued if it doesn't happen. I just wish I'd hear something, one way or another.
Also waiting for a teeny check from the Associated Press for my election night coverage back in the Primary last month. It's ironic they contacted me again to ask me to cover the November returns already, before they paid me for the last time out. I know they will actually pay me, sooner or later. I'm glad I don't have to count on them for my survival income, though, sheesh!
Well, time to sign off and go back on the air. One more newscast, then I go home to find something fast to gobble down, then head for another interminable meeting. Ain't life grand?
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )