We also know they are incredibly stressful. Like setting-your-alarm-at-5am-to-see-if-you-made-it-in-stressful. Overly-hyphenating-stressful.
But oh so fun.
And as hard as it is to wait to see if you made it in, imagine how hard it is to be choosing 10% of the entries. If i were in TB or England, I'd be delivering wine by the crate.
So far I've held off from begging/tweeting to choose my entry. I hope my work stands for itself, and if it doesn't, I know I have some tweaking to do.
In the mean time, I've been doing random things to keep myself occupied such as:
Outlining new projects
Trying new teas
Editing a previous MS
Playing jet pack warrior
Spooning my dogs
Hassling my husband
READING THE DIVINERS
Drinking some more.
Anyhoo: Here is a funny little story from the other week.
A giant Oil show rolled through our city last month. Thousands of booths filled our big fair/hockey/rodeo grounds filled with big rigs, suits, and free stuff.
I knew a few people at one booth, so my co-workers and I went to visit. There was a cute guy all decked out in a suit, arranging some free material. He had air fresheners, handy iphone screen cleaners, and condoms. Yes. Condoms.
I took took a few cleaners, and an air freshener, and asked the gentleman about the condoms.
I love making people laugh...or in this case...feel incredible awkward.
Jenna: I was just wondering if you had any condoms in larger sizes?
Suit: Uhhhh....I think condoms are a one size fits all...
Jenna: Oh, maybe for you....My husband requires something a little larger...
He stands there, mouth open, staring at me.
Suit: These are the only ones we have, I'm sorry.
He immediately turns red and walks away.
I was just trying to lighten the mood, and be funny. Every one else was laughing.
Turns out he is a very strict, formal Mormon man....
Just my luck.
I apologize profusely to his co-workers, who are giggling.....I then hang my head, grab a handful of condoms, and leave.
Seriously? The one freaking person in the entire oil show who wouldn't laugh at a condom joke, I manage to find.
Anyways. Best of luck to all of you who are entered in #XmasInJuly
Michelle and Ruth, I'm so thankful for you ladies and your hard work.
I'm excited to read your books!
peas out kittens.