Ugh this day, man.
I was able to go back to sleep after taking Brody out and feeding everyone this morning. For, like, an hour. Still so over-tired.
Managed to get some things done today, though, so there’s that. Worked out my remaining budget and I think thus far I am on point. Bought the photo op that’s been tradition for every con we’ve both been at. It’s been probably four years or so, though. I hope she still remembers me this time.
If no further unexpected expenses come up this week (I’m looking at you, emergency dental bill), I should be okay to pick up the last remaining items I most hope to get at Fan Expo over the weekend, and still pay rent. That list includes the Mark Hamill autograph I’ve been craving most of my life…or at least since I got Carrie Fisher’s auto on the pic of the two of them ten years ago. I shall shortly turn my attention to being more press-like, and write up a post or two forThe Mind Reels about what to expect from Toronto’s biggest geek show.
Brody and I went around the block today, which we haven’t done in a while. It was just supposed to be a quick loo break, but he seemed so happy, I decided we may as well just go for it. He got a bit over-heated, but not too bad at all, and it didn’t take long to cool down again once we got back inside. So that was nice. I like hanging with that little guy.
The other big thing I accomplished today was to get the Mind Reels’ Patreon page more or less ready to launch on Thursday September 1st. I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking now, too. I had a couple of ideas yesterday to make it look more how I want it to, and was able to implement most of them today. I am super excited to launch, but also nervous to see what level of fail I may achieve this time.
I’ll be running a contest for anyone who pledges at or above a certain level each month ($7 to be precise) to see if I can drum up a little incentive early on. We’ll randomly draw from those Patrons to win a signed script from one of our first 5 radio plays! Which is kinda cool, I think? On top of all the regular rewards that come with each pledge tier level?
Anyway, I’m nervous but doing it, anyway. Www.patreon.com/TheMindReels is where we will be once we launch. I can’t find a way to set a date and time to activate it, though, so I’ll have to do it manually in the morning when I wake up that day. It’ll also be my birthday, so I’ll probably remember to do it! Haha
Tomorrow is a volunteer day, and then I have a few more things on the To Do list to take care of. Hopefully not too many, though. I tend to be really sore and exhausted after my shifts.
And I’m already pretty sore and exhausted as it is.