Monday, June 07, 2004

Monday, June 7, 2004
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde

Up and down day. There’s just too much emotion the past weekend.

The Tony Awards last night were great. I wasn’t at the actual award show, nor working it, as I have in years past. However, I was at a party and had fun watching the show with other theatre-minded people. I was thrilled that the show on which I work part-time, WICKED, won for best sets and costumes and that Idina Menzel (whom I dress when her regular dresser is out) won Best Actress in a Musical. I am so happy for all of them and so proud of them, and I’m looking forward to going in tomorrow.

The Tony Awards are my favorite of the Award shows because it gives everyone in the community a chance to hang out, catch up and look good, all together!

Turns out my two feature articles were cut to the bone. One was cut by 2/3 and the other by 9/10. Which means I get 1/5 of my money. Not pleased about that, especially as I bet, as far as the latter article goes, they could have used my original phone work research instead of me going out and spending another day out there.

Oh, well, live and learn. It’s part of the gig. I can use the information to craft other articles.

But it’s still a disappointment, both artistically and financially, and I feel badly for the people who spent so much time with me. That and the experience with the other community newspaper make me less likely to answer the reporter ads that are running for newspapers in Norwalk and Darien. I don’t really want to be a full-time reporter. I’d rather do freelance features. But I want decent money.

I threw my hat in the ring for an interesting radio-scripting job on a piece about Edinburgh. Since I love the city so much, and I certainly can distill the historical information in an engaging, conversational way, I think I’d be perfect for the job. Of course, I only sent them my sample an hour ago – it’s a little early to think I could hear back. But they did say they needed someone immediately and the turn-around was tight. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Hell, I’ll stay up all night if that’s what it takes to get the job done. I’d love to land a gig radio scripting. I love radio.

Started work on the article for FemmeFan, and jotted down ideas for a slew of other articles. Maybe it won’t be so hard to contribute one article per week, after all! That would make me happy.

Yesterday, I designed a postcard for the blog that I’ll print up and send out to expand the audience. It’s cute, it’s simple, and I think it’s interesting enough to make someone log on and at least take a look.

I haven’t even written about the books I’ve been reading in and around all of this. And, of course, I’m behind on both websites and on this week’s installments of the serials. Today was supposed to be Serial Day, but it didn’t work out that way.

And tonight is Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. I’m actually anxious, especially since I still have no idea for which team I’ll end up rooting!



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