Mailings, GEMS TV, and Why Self Does Not Want to Leave the House Today

Today is April Fool’s Day, but self didn’t want to put that as the title for her post because dear blog readers might think this was a fake post, and self never does fake posts. What a waste of energy!

Today, self does not want to leave the house.

Does. Not. Want. To.

No. Ah-ah.

Even though, unlike yesterday, it is not raining.

Self has two stories all ready to mail out. Two, people! Then she had this wonderful intuitive vibe that struck right after she had sealed the envelopes: “These are going to be rejections!” She almost sat back down, washed her hands of them. After all, she already knows! So, no need to go to the post office, what a waste of postage (not to mention, gasoline)! How wonderful for self to have experienced such a moment of clairvoyance! Was it the sealing of the envelopes that triggered it? Which means self might not have experienced it if she hadn’t at least gone through all the motions? Hmmm, now self’s thinking is all tied up in knots over this question.

So what does she do instead?

She watches Gems TV (Money quote of the day: “These are insane. Serious. Bargains.” Next: “Seriously, you’ve got to have that credit card ready in your hand. These are not the times to question. Just get in there. Just do it!“)

Now self knows all about black Madagascar garnets.

Why, self, why?

Next week is the fabulous AWP Writers Conference, which this year is in Denver. A city self knows nothing about. But she knows that Oklahoma Bomber Tim McVeigh was tried there. Self wonders if she’ll have time to drop by the Courthouse, just to see — ? Her curiosity is so piqued by such cases!

Get this: her plane arrives in Denver at 2:30 pm on Thursday, and she has to be at a book-signing for fabulos-o Calyx at 3:30. And since the AWP Bookfair is an enormous meat market (If writers can be likened to meat, that is), self knows that she’ll get lost. Which means she’ll probably end up finding the Calyx table at 5:30.

But, seriously, self will have to get going. Because she’s due at the Writer’s Center in less than an hour. So, get going, self.

Stay tuned.

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