2012 was a crappy year. It had a few highlights, such as my trip to Costa Rica, and not dying on the zipline in Costa Rica.
2013 is off to a much better start. Even though I have the flu right now. I know you’re asking me: “Jim, why are you such and idiot who didn’t get a flu shot?” I may or may not be an idiot (no comments necessary from the peanut gallery) but I DID get a flu shot! I just waited too long because I could get a free shot from the school, but I had to wait until they got them in. I was shot about 2 weeks ago and it takes 14 days to be effective.
You have never seen someone so careful. I either sped up my pace or lagged behind people on the sidewalk. I avoided people on the elevator. I imagined an invisible forcefield (a la the invisible girl from the Fantastic 4) around me whenever anyone coughed or sneezed. It wasn’t until day 10 that I first started to feel a throat tickle. It’s now day 6 of illness and according to the CDC website, there’s a high possibility that I’m not contagious. We’ll see.
Anyway, back to the pottery. On that front, things are going much better. I got into the Craft Boston Spring show in April. I’m a little nervous about it. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a big expensive show. The last one was the infamous One of a Kind show in NYC and that was a disaster. That’s the one where the sock hat people created such a traffic jam that people couldn’t get into my booth. And by sock hat, I mean they took 2 woolen hunting socks and split them and sewed them together to make a winter hat. Their schtick was that you could arrange it 1000 ways. Yeah, that’s fine art and craft. Yup. I’ve been to Craft Boston and I’m extremely confident that none of that crap will be there.
In addition, I’ve got a great dinner set commission, several small commissions and a commission from Barbara Lynch’s Menton. I’m really excited about it. She’s one of the best chef’s around and what they want is inspiring my creativity. If only I had the energy to focus on it. Soon.
Okay, that’s enough of this flu-soaked ramblings. Later my friends.