OK. I did it. I applied.

Comic-Con Costume Group 02

Comic-Con Costume Group 02 (Photo credit: heath_bar)

This afternoon, I sent off my email to Jonah at CBR applying for a Comic-Con reporter position. After all, what can he do except turn me down? Wouldn’t be the first time someone has said “no” to me, or likely to be the last.

There’s no telling how many other applicants have applied, many of whom may have a much better chance at it than I do. I am qualified and I think I’d do a good job, but I am sure that is true of many others. However, one thing is certain. If I didn’t apply, I couldn’t possibly get the job. And all the discussion of how to finance getting there would be a moot point.

I slept–well, pretty fitfully, plenty of tossing and turning, lots of dreaming; alas, none of them featuring a handsome, regal dwarf.

Thorin is just a beautiful hunk of dwarf in my opinion, silver streaks, stocky build and all. That RA auRA shines through, doesn’t it?

So I feel like hell today, probably look it, too.  My eyes are so fuzzy I couldn’t really tell  what I looked like when I was standing in front of the mirror earlier.

I feel like this kid, although I know I’m not nearly as cute.

So I am thinking of Thorin and Richard and plane tickets and hotel rooms and paying my mortgage and airports and dreams and disappointments and writing and stuff. And kind of wishing I had a big bowl of Blue Bell ice cream.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

29 responses »

  1. Hooray, hooray! Great news! I’m happy too that you applied!!!! Well done! When do you think you’ll hear back from the guy? In the meantime,please, please take good care of yourself! *hugs* How are the sinuses btw?

    • Soon, I hope. There was no indication of a deadline . . . Leigh has already given me the lecture on taking my vitamins. 😉 The sinuses are clearer, although the eyes really are a sticky mess again today.

  2. I so wish this experience for you and for us. How amazing would it be with you to be discussing the Hobbit with Mr. A and his experience on this mega production film! Now you realize that you would have to be ultra professional…and then….pass him my phone number and encourage him to call ME. lol

  3. So great that you applied! As Mezz said, I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed (and currently my legs as well)! I hope it all works out for you. What an amazing experience this would be!

    • Thanks! I feel kind of nuts doing it, but–nothing ventured, nothing gained. BTW, I meant to tell you I love your GIFs of Thorin. I downloaded the video but for some reason the audio is fine but the video doesn’t flow properly–it stutters a lot. 😦 I have the world’s slowest “high speed” connection so it’s not easy to watch a 14 minute vid directly from the net. Just trying to remind myself not to get my hopes up too much. But it’s nice to dream . . .

  4. Congratulations on the first step! Now we wait and hope. It is good to dream. If you don’t, as the lady sings in “South Pacific”, “how can you have a dream come true?” Prepare just in case. Remember, you would be representing more than a hundred delighted and gentle admirers whose “enquiring minds want to know” (and you’re a heck of a lot better than anyone who ever wrote for that wretched fishwrap).

  5. Excellent! I am so happy that you took this step. You deserve this opportunity, and he deserves to be interviewed by someone who appreciates him. When will you find out if you are picked?

    • I don’t know yet–I did just hear back from him asking if I lived in or would be in the area, since they don’t provide transportation. I responded and I said I planned to provide my own . . . didn’t mention I was still trying to figure the paying for it part out. 😉

  6. Taking one for the team eh? 😉 You go girl!! Wishing you all the best! You know we’re rootin’ for ya!! 😀

  7. Wow Angie, I’m so proud you’re giving it a try. Now you need only a little bit of luck and with maybe a little bit of support from our little community, this not so little wonder could actually happen!!?? You, asking him all those questions you and we all wanted to ask all the while… This would be …. oh, words fail me. ….Provided you BOTH are really going to show up in San Diego. 😉

  8. Good luck. As someone who’s written a lot of job applications, I can add the observation that sometimes writing an application can force me out of my pessimism about my talents. Hopefully, whether this works out or not, writing the application helps you see all the wonderful gifts you have more clearly!

    • Thanks, Serv. I’ve been kind of down on myself in recent months. Even when you’re told “it’s not you, you were doing a great job for us. it’s the economy,” somehow deep inside you can still feel like a failure. So it felt good to at least try for this, no matter what the outcome.

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