Feb 25, 2007, 9:40 AM
Post #2266 of 6282
Re: [jargreen] The Waiting Game...Have you heard yet???
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Well, for me, the MFA is another 2-3 years of not having to find a job. If I don't get in anywhere, I'm going to have to return to the real world, and that would just plain suck!Sing it, brother! That's me. But I'll play the Reasons Why It'll Be OK game anyway, just to cheer myself up:
1. I'll probably end up staying in the Seattle area for a year, which will make my best friend and his wife happy since they hate it when friends go out-of-state to school ("We never see them again!", etc.). My parents might kind of like it too...
2. I can watch my Mariners almost everyday whereas no matter where I went to grad school, I would see their games maybe twice a year if they happened to be on Fox MLB.
2a. I can continue my quest to marry King Felix, the Mariners' ace pitcher. How can he *not* notice me if I stand around the bullpen for two hours before every single home game?
3. I can continue my freelance writing, which has been positive so far, even if it was only one article. It was a very well-paid article and I got to interview professional baseball players so it was worth it.
4. I can expand my freelance writing to include some hard-hitting-Woodward-Bernstein-investigative journalism. More than that, I've got a few ideas for actually doing undercover reporting work so I can have really, really, really unbeatable angles for my articles. I'd also like to do it because I'm masochistic like that—after all, I'm subjecting myself to this horrible waiting process, right?
OK, time to go sleep off the sadness of not hearing anything this weekend...