Brief Update

I only have a few minutes, so here are the highlights:

Yesterday, the maintenance guys at my place sliced through the cable line, so I got to spend all day yesterday without Internet, phone or TV.  So I went to the library for a while (to get at least a little work done), where I also checked out some DVDs to watch, etc.  I was far more lost without the Internet than the TV, although I did flip my set on once or twice totally forgetting that there was no reception.  Oops...

But before I lost all connection to the "real world," someone found my profile on a science writer's website (I had honestly forgotten it was still up) for the DC area and was in desperate need of a freelancer or two to write up a conference summary newspaper thing for a medical conference in DC this weekend.  It's only for conference-goers, so no, you won't be able to read it, nor would you want to.  It paid well, and my financial situation hadn't turned around much since I told the universe it could go f*ck itself, so I took it.  I'm finishing up today's work right now, and then I'll be spending another weekend at the Best Friend Hotel.  Although I'll be working all day Sunday and Monday, then heading home late Monday night.

Tomorrow, I'm told I get to cover the sessions on obesity! *headdesk*

Now that the financial situation no longer totally sucks, my anxiety has eased somewhat, which helps.  I'm still really tired, and I had hoped to take a long nap this weekend, but will just have to wait.

Anyway, I have to run.

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hm said...

Oh, that rocks! I'm so happy you got some writing gigs. And even happier to hear the anxiety has eased up a little. Yayyyy! :)

Katie said...

Whoo! I'm so glad some work came in, even if it does entail writing about obesity. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well :)

Anonymous said...

You go girl!! I'm so glad you have work, its no reflection on you that the job involves writing about obesity. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Cathy (UK) said...

Really happy that the work is rolling back in Carrie!

Btw, I read your short piece in Scientific American Mind yesterday :)

Take care

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Anonymous said...

I am so happy you got an assignment :) Yeah, the subject might not be the greatest, but you will do well nonetheless :)

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