Monday, September 13, 2010


Things that are currently making me pull out my hair (Volume 1):
  • It has been a while since Austin has been in the direct path of a tropical storm or hurricane. When Hermine blew through last week, we saw a lot of flooding. Unfortunately, by "we," I mean Achilles and me. Our condo was leaking water upstairs, downstairs, and on one side. We still aren't exactly sure whether we're responsible for the repairs or whether the COA is responsible (we think the roof was leaking).
  • ACL Fest is in about three weeks. Three of Achilles friends are coming to stay with us. (In our condo. That needs a lot of work. Gah. I can't take time off from either job to prepare.)
  • I have two stand up performances in the next two weeks. I really don't feel ready. I've been so busy with my new job, I haven't written a lot of new material. I know a lot of comics re-use the same jokes over and over, but I get sort of bored with my jokes. (P.S. If you will be in the area and would like to come to a performance, I'd still love to see you. Just let me know if you're interested.)
  • My new job pretty much involves me constantly asking my supervisor questions. He encourages the questions, is a very nice guy, and told me from the first day to expect that I'd be in his office asking questions at least 80% of the time at first. Still, every time I have to go in there, I find myself thinking, "If they have to fire someone, this is why they'll pick me." The more nervouse I get, the more mistakes I make. It's all very vicious cycle/circle-y.
  • I still don't have my teaching application completed. (It's not due for two months, but I hate having it hanging over my head.)
  • Achilles injured himself somehow training for the half marathon. He has to recover in time for the police academy (which is a whole other ball of anxiety I can't even begin to talk about) so I'm stuck training for the half marathon by myself.

I'll survive all this, of course. All I have to do is remember to breathe and maybe keep a few extra towels on hand. Wish me luck.


texpat said...

You're exactly right - take some deep breaths and try to relax. I know it's not easy, but you'll get through it AND, it will all make some great stand up material at some point down the road! :) Sending positive vibes your way!

Kim said...

I wish I was nearby so i could come see your stand up. Damn this distance!

Sorry things are stressful for you lately. Water coming in the house is a BIG stress. Hopefully that'll get resolved soon.

Elizabeth said...

That's a lot all at once. I hope things calm down right away. Microfiber towels are super absorbent. ;)