Monday, September 13, 2010
Okay, so the first thing you need to understand is that I don’t really shriek over things.
Like, at all. I think the last time I shrieked about something was when I was 15 seeing Bow Wow in concert. And even then, I’m pretty sure I was hoarse from losing my shit when Marques Houston took of his dirty drawers and threw them into the crowd. ANYWAY.
Today I came home and immediately started bitching to my roommates about how, once again, I’d gotten my syllabus fucked up and thus had the honor of being completely fucking surprised by my story being workshopped today. It’s not that they absolutely hated it (they only hated it a little), it’s just that the EXACT same thing happened to me last semester in my Creative Writing part one class. Anyway, at some point Kim mentioned that I got a package. I asked her what it looked like, assuming she would tell me it was a cylinder/my undertaker poster, but instead she told me it felt like maybe a dvd. Or a book.
Before she can finished the “or something,” I’m in my room, ripping open my package and finding THIS and shrieking like a damn tween at a Bieber concert.
This is my reward for contributing to a project that completely rocked my world over half a year ago. (Remember? ha) I’d thought about the status of getting my reward from time to time, but it was never something I thought about for more than 10 minutes because…you know…these past seven months have kind of sucked. And I wasn’t completely mortified at the thought that I maybe wouldn’t get it because a) shit happens, b) mailing out a shit ton of books to a shit ton of people is probably really hard so if it got lost, it was completely out of their hands/probably wasn’t their fault, and c) I gave them a contribution not only because I wanted a copy, but because I just wanted to (and because I knew that when it came time for my first publication, I’d want contributions too).
ANYWAY IT FINALLY CAME TODAY AND I’M GOING TO READ THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BOOK AND NOT GET ANYTHING DONE TONIGHT LIKE I ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO!