Tuesday, May 23, 2006
So it turns out I'm staying in Berkeley
Yeah, I didn't even make one of the three contenders. To my surprise, though, when they read the last of the four names and it wasn't mine, I felt a little weak in the knees from relief -- I don't have to leave the Bay. My whole psychology of treating it like a win-win scenario turned out to be for real, who knew? I was feeling so confident at times I thought that not getting the top spot would have me all curled up in a ball.
I went for it, and I went for it hard, and oodles of friends gave me props from everywhere and I feel great. Sure, I'm bummed, but it's cool.
I've got a bunch more pictures to post, but it turns out I'm spending my final night in San Diego proper hanging out with friends, and not in the hotel with its fancy wireless internet. I'll spin a longer tale tomorrow, with pictures in glorious color, but for now, witness my final model, "Monstas from Space."
It was going to be "Monsters from Outer Space, but those damn letters took a real long time.