Monday, June 30, 2008

So You Had a Good Day

I'm happy for you, because I did, too.

It started off as possibly being not-so-good, though. I was almost late (the outfit I ended up in provided evidentiary support of that claim), the skies were rainy and gray, and the worst: Hairstylist J hurt his hand! He's been out of commission all week with a pinched nerve. Of course I freaked out in the car, not because I need my hair done (well, partially, I admit), but because I love Hairstylist J to death and it would majorly suck if he couldn't do hair anymore, mine included. But I texted him at TV Station and he said he'd be back to work soon. I told him not to rush, though, I can't have his hand falling off in the middle of my press and curl.

At TV Station, I did a phone interview for Website Girl with a local rapper, about his music and his tour and stuff. He was a great interview, and really nice. I know the common standard is that many interview subjects aren't forthcoming with information, and can even be downright curt, but luckily I haven't come across too many folks like that. If anything, I've learned to ask better questions. But Local Rapper was great. I can't wait to write the story. The bad part of it all was when I rewound the tape to transcribe it. Holy shizz, I never knew how nasally nauseating my voice is! At some parts I had to turn the volume down so I wouldn't gag at the sound of my crack-enhanced, Valley-girl tones. I know I'm probably exaggerating, but seriously, I might get one of those automated voice-mails because I am thoroughly disgusted and mildly embarrassed.

But, this evening, I got a pleasant surprise. Turns out, I got a scholarship through this journalism association for $2500. Or, as my mom pointed out, 6 months of rent! That was the one that I was complaining about because of the postage, when I ran into the Runner at the post office. This scholarship was particularly tumultuous because I didn't have a transcript and turned the application in late, if I recall correctly. And lo and behold, I got it! But honestly, I don't really see it as, "ooh, go me, I rock!" as much as "Good, this at least puts a little dent into the cost." I did have fun picking out my headshot, though. And, at the end of August, I might get to go to the association's annual convention in Chicago. Fun!

This deserves a treat, no? I'm thinking Forever 21 undies sale. And please don't give me any grief over my underwear addiction, because I've come to terms with it. I have to ask, though, do people actually buy panties from F21? I mean, they're like 3 for $10, but they're not low-quality, are they? Because, I mean, underwear that's priced so low seems kind of risky.

8 comments:

(vixenchick) said...

Congrats on the scholarship! I feel you on the underwear addiction. I'm the same way. I dont care if the undies come from Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Target, or Forever 21..if they are pretty I will wear them! : )

Lucky said...

I know! But I've always been partial to Vicki's. The F21 ones are so pretty, I may have to vaya con Dios and get 'em. And they're like, $2, so it's not really gonna break me :)

Bobby_2010 said...

I'm o happy for you buddy!!! I can't wait for school...I'm ready to get things underway...BIG PLANS!!! And plus, I miss y'all!!

Lucky said...

Yup, we're making moves this year! Especially with my new place, I can't wait.

The Girl With the Golden Heart said...

Congrats on the scholarship!!!! Ive never bought any undies from there but Im sure they'll be fine...

Lucky said...

GwtGH: Thanks! All the complaining and hassle to get it turned it was worth it, huh?

Vittoria said...

2500 is six mos of rent?

are you. effing. kidding me. i want to live where you live!!

congrats anyway.

Lucky said...

LOL I know! The [Southern State] where I go to school has ridiculously low costs of living, thank God!