Merry Ice Day!

This must be what Clark Kent feels like.

Except, you know, without the cape.

Having two jobs can be bittersweet. At 4:45 a.m. today, Tuesday, my boss calls me to say icy conditions means we are delaying the opening of all campuses and centers for Portland Community College until 10 a.m. I get up, post the news on the system that feeds the local TV, radio and newspaper outlets, then post it on our PCC home page and the internal intranet site. Finally, I send out an e-mail to all staff and faculty.

Done. Now, do I go back to bed like a sane boy?

No, I switch to my other job, plus caffeine, and get to work on the edits for the sequel to “Crashers,” thinking, “Woo hoo! That’s a minimum of four hours of writing time today!”

Say, Jimmy, have you seen Clark?… Why, no, Miss Lane. Just that shambling, unshaven editing-thing over there….


About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on November 23, 2010, in Blog and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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