Last night at the Creative Work Fund reception I got to meet & greet all the other lucky grant recipients. One guy said it was the first grant he'd ever applied for, whereupon the whole room would have pelted him with produce, except it was clear we'd rather eat than throw the very yummy hors d'oeuvres.

Quite a groovy crowd. Someone was trying to sell me on the idea of renting an RV for the Southern trip, instead of doing the car & motels thang. Can you imagine?! I was pretty excited about it until I saw the prices -- like, over $200/day! Oh well, it was a nice fantasy. I'll stick to the rental car & cheap motels, thanks.