Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 4: Contracting and Catching Up

This week I became an independent contractor, which is definitely something I have never done before. It's exciting and more than a little bit scary to be, for all intents and purposes, self-employed. I am super excited about the non-profit that I am now working for, and I know that I'm going to get to do all kinds of new things in this new role. More on my new gig soon. We're working on getting a new website up and running, so I'm going to hold off on sharing until everything is polished and shiny.

Since photos of me hard at work are a.) hard for me to take and b.) dull, I'm going to share another new thing that I did recently - I attended a "secret" show that was being recorded and will be televised in the next couple of weeks. A week or so ago, Tom used his magical powers to procure tickets to a secret show that Mayer Hawthorne was performing at a secret location. I don't know how he did it; it's a secret. In case you are unfamiliar with Mayer Hawthorne:


The show was held in a ballroom at the Grand Plaza Hotel downtown, a lovely old hotel in a somewhat questionable part of town.

Randomly, the show was sponsored by Southwest, so instead of a bar, they had a table set up with bags of pretzels and roasted peanuts. Weird. Anyway, the show was being recorded and will air on PBS as part of their Artists Den series.

The show itself was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to reliving it whenever PBS airs it.

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