Monday, November 17, 2014

Post 2823 - Up And Down

Well, that was fun.

Saturday evening, I called a well-known retired radio broadcaster and left a message 'cuz he wasn't home. He returned the call Sunday evening. We booked an interview for him Tuesday evening at a place along the Bedford highway.

When we got home this evening, we played back our messages and learned that this fellow had called during the day and postponed our conversation until after the holidays.

Which is fine, except that I was hoping to sell this interview to Frank magazine for an issue to be published in December. That deadline is in 2 weeks, and I am thinking I will not have anything to offer my editor by then.

For whatever reason, the interviews are drying up. Whether it is something that has run its course, or my reputation is getting around, or my reputation is NOT getting around, is really hard to say.

On the one way, I do not miss the many hours of transcribing. On the other hand, it was always pretty neat to be able to sit down with these jocks and discuss their careers with them. I will miss the interplay.

Nothing lasts forever.

My latest column is up on the Frank website. The paper edition will hit stores on Tuesday, and my mother should get her copy no later than Thursday. She will look for my column, read the letter from the semi-retired jock who tried to excoriate me, and then re-read my column.

My next deadline is in 10 days, which may sound like an eternity to you, but comes up very quickly. I don't have even a syllable of it written yet, so I will have to start working on it in the next day or so. Once again, I marvel at reporters who have daily deadlines. Plural. More than one deadline, 5 days a week. How do they do it? I get stressed with one deadline every 14 days.

I think I will finish this post with a joke.

Did you hear about the cop who pulled over a Cape Bretoner?

"No, I haven't", you respond. "Tell me what happened next!"

The officer approaches the driver and says, "I pulled you over because you were driving erratically."

The driver replies, "But, I wasn't trying to turn you on!"

Ha ha. You have to be from around here to get that. Say it phonetically and see if it helps.

It has been a long day. I have to get up for work in 7 hours. I guess I'll turn in.

See you tomorrow.


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