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September 2, 2019:

216%! AND A LABOR DAY WITH LABOR

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Well, dear readers, may I just say this: 216%!  Yep, we jumped up 5% yesterday.  We’ve got just four days left on the campaign and I’m hopeful we can go up another five or ten percent, which would just cover the all the fees and the dough they’re withholding.  And thanks to ALL you dear readers for putting up with these endless posts about it, but it’s what one must do, Indiegogo-wise.  A few of the rare and OOP two-CD Promises, Promises went, and I suspect the others will go, too.  I do know that there are certain folks who really like to wait till the very end of the campaign, and I well remember how much fun we’ve had during the last few hours. So, I may put up a new perk today so do check in if that sort of thing interests you.  Here’s the handy-dandy link:

https://igg.me/at/creaturecampaign

Yesterday was quite weird.  I only got about six hours of sleep, due to being up early for a while and then not sleeping in as late as I would have liked.  I’ve been resting my voice since last Thursday and yet it’s still ragged as all get out, and I think we all know how ragged all get out’s voice is. I made a vain attempt at recording a song, an easy-to-sing ballad, but between messing up the piano part a few times and a phlegm-laden voice, I wasted a very frustrating hour and didn’t get anything I could send.  I’ll try again, maybe today, maybe tomorrow.  Then I answered e-mails. Listened to music, and relaxed.  But I was feeling very off the whole day and evening – I think sinus issues.  I took an allergy pill, Sambucol, and sucked on some Grether’s Pastilles.  I did sit on my couch for a bit, but never nodded off. I should have turned on a movie, as that always puts me to sleep, but I had a dinner meeting, so I couldn’t.

I got ready for the meeting, and then I moseyed on over to Barone’s for the meeting.  It was pretty empty.  I’d thought about Stanley’s, but nooooo, the entitled of Sherman Oaks were all there and there would have been a wait and I will not wait in a restaurant.  We split a medium pepperoni pizza and each had a salad. I must say, I must usually get the large because we polished this thing off completely, five pieces each.  While that sounds like a lot, the pieces are tiny compared to a normal slice of pizza, so it was probably the equivalent to three slices of normal pizza.  I didn’t think it was as good as usual, but maybe it was just because I was feeling off. The meeting part went well.  Then I stopped at Whole Foods and got some Throat Coat and honey.  I haven’t had it yet and probably won’t until some point today.  Then I came right home.  Oh, and I bought some toasted coconut almond chip ice cream.  I ate a tiny bit upon my arrival to the home environment and it was soothing.

Then I relaxed, had a brief telephonic conversation, then got the twenty-four-page booklet for our upcoming release and it looks pretty great – full color, too.  I sent that off for proofing, and I’ll proof today when I get up.

Speaking of today, this seems to be the Labor Day weekend, and a day of no labor, and yet most of my day and evening will be spent laboring, first with our Kritzerland rehearsal and then with the play reading thirty minutes later.  I will have to go out before the rehearsal and get something to eat, but I can’t do my banking because the bank is closed.  So, a full day and evening ahead and I hope I’m feeling up to par and not off and lethargic, not necessarily in that order.

Tomorrow, I’ll begin the big push on Facebook and Twitter for our final few days.  I’ll finish the second set of liner notes and get those off, but mostly I have to write a long blurb for our big release, get audio samples to Doug Haverty so he can prepare the release page, and then we announce on Wednesday or Thursday, and boy do we need this thing to sell well, because it’s certainly the most expensive project in Kritzerland history.  Then we’ll puuuuuush the campaign over the finish line and to its conclusion.  Then we have our second Kritzerland rehearsal, then our stumble-through, and then it’s sound check and show.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in a bit, celebrate Labor Day by laboring, eat, have a rehearsal, have a play reading, and then I will relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite jobs you’ve ever had, the ones where you were happiest and at ease and felt really appreciated?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, thrilled with 216% and wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that we go even higher, and wishing everyone a happy Labor Day.

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