A: Getting to set my own schedule so I can watch Opening Day.
I’ve been working non-stop lately. I have a book that has a deadline. I’m pitching a screenplay all over the map. And I’ve been writing a script that needs to be delivered on Wednesday, as in this Wednesday, by the close of business. Nights have been late and sleep has been in short supply, but it’ll all be worth it on Thursday. I’m taking the day off so I can have “Brunch With the Yankees.”
The game starts at 10 a.m. here in California, so I plan to wake up, answer my emails, browse my favorite web sites and then sit in front of the TV and luxuriate in Yankeeness. If the phone rings? Too bad. That’s what voicemail is for. As for email, I wish I had one of those Auto Reply responses only mine would say, “Jane is not out of town but she is extremely busy and can’t get back in touch with you until about 1 p.m. when the Yankees will have beaten the Tigers 10-1.”
OK, so I’m being a little optimistic about the blow-out. We’ll be facing Verlander and I doubt we’ll score 10 runs off him, especially in cold weather. But a 4-1 win would be just fine.
I feel very lucky that I’ll be able to watch the game. If I had a real job, I honestly don’t know what I would do. Call in sick, I guess.