VTK stands for "Very busy Times Keeping me from posting regularly" these days. I was just finishing this little graphic novel thing that I've been doing. That's all. And then there was the 11 pound self-publishing grant application that I sent out yesterday afternoon. As I was carrying it down to the Post Office, I was thinking it was going to be $50 or so to send it, but I was happy to find out that priority next day mail with insurance only cost about 10 bucks. Not bad. So, the good news is that I'm done with the graphic novel and the grant; the bad news is that it almost killed my beloved laptop. It started to crash severely and repeatedly as I was in the process of finishing the writing of the grant. It held on long enough for me to write everything and print it out. Fortunately, it now seems that it's turning the corner. I can now run more than one application at a time, though I'm not pushing my luck. Even if this is the beginning of the end for my baby, it's been one hell of a 2.5 year ride. I did a whole graphic novel on this laptop. And two years worth of daily emailing, internet surfing, itunesing, photoshopping, etc. It's been my primary connection to the world during these two years of unemployment.
I'm getting choked up a bit here
I love you, laptop. Get well soon.
Ok, enough of that. I'm off to Alabama tomorrow for a wedding, but tune in on Monday for an Opening Day post as I'll be back and listening to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman call the first pitch of the season for my Bronx Bombers. I'll also be doing a long overdue post on the tremendous season of the Boston Celtics.