Power went out sometime Monday night so alarm did not go off…got up at 7:50 am thinking I had all the time in the world because the alarm had not yet gone off, when in fact I had to be in front of city hall in ten minutes. Holy fucking shit! (I exclaimed, I’m always extra poetic in the mornings), ducked my head under the shower, threw on some clothes, thank god they matched, ran out the door…made it by 8:15, not too shabby at all considering! Public hearings, ah how I hate them! Frantic prepping of tenants to speak against the displacement of families with public funds, they did well! I didn’t have to speak thank god, get me in front of a microphone and my stylish intelligent exterior dissolves into abject incoherence. A few hours later and we’re done.
Was walking by the cathedral and passed a couple of these little squares…
If you can’t read it, this little plaque in the sidewalk says “Right to pass by permission and subject to owner…” What the hell? How is this possible on a public sidewalk? I jumped on it, and continued on.
Off to work for a management team meeting, I wasn’t in the mood and therefore very surprising and highly inappropriate comments escaped my lips regularly, luckily everyone else seemed rather in the mood for such comments so I escaped unscathed. Of to my desk for a brief 20 minutes to begin attacking the mound of papers I have to go through, and then out the door to meet with some tenants who are very upset…very understandably given their building currently looks like this!
The bastard owner did this to the building while tenants were still living there…he did remediate the asbestos finally at least. The inside looks like this
Turns out the bathrooms on the second floor have no support underneath them, lovely! They were shut down on an incredibly stressful Friday afternoon. Came off today though, nice work on our part I think. The rest of the place still dismal though, have much to do to get that shit fixed!
Finally, off home, hot and sunny and look what I found just down the block from my house? It made me happy!
Bannanas! Aren’t they cool? The sight of them almost made up for all the suffering of the day, a good thing I can appreciate the small things in life! But then I got home and had a rejection notice in the mail for my novel…three down one to go, and back to the drawing board for an ambitious arg who really wants to be an Author with a capital A. Even if it is a crap mystery romance. Still, these people didn’t even bother with a letter, just wrote in green ink on my query letter (returned posthaste to my doorstep) “think we’ll pass on this one, good luck!” Luck is not what I need, what I need is an agent! Damn them! You all will just have to wait a little longer before you can buy my book on the shelves, I know you’re pining but what can I do?
Today was better.