Surprises, Good and Bad

I’ll be honest–

I really wasn’t thinking of the Rainbow Awards this year. I’d submitted as I’ve done for the last few years, but I knew my offerings this year were quieter than other years, and that was okay.

I get really excited when I see other writers, newer writers, friends, win too.  It’s sort of awesome.

So imagine my surprise when Winter Ball won best Romantic Comedy– that was unexpected and delightful– as was having Lollipop and Selfie in the Runner Up categories for Best Gay Romance.

I was pleased and excited.

It’s always nice to have your work acknowledged, and I’m so very happy for all the other winners and runners-up out there.

On the other hand…

Last night I performed a sleep apnea study– some wonky heart rate things going on, that mostly have to do with being fat and old and mostly fat.

Anyway– I figured the study would be a bust, because, hey, FAT. I spent all morning in the car driving cross town to return my equipment, and that was it. I dropped it off, and if there’s nothing to report, well, you pretty much don’t hear anything after that.

I expected this morning to be a big fat hassle for nothing.


Uh, imagine my surprise when I got a phone call from Kaiser, telling me I was going to have to wear another piece of equipment for a week, because apparently it’s all very well to be old and fat, but when your body threatens to stop breathing in your sleep, that’s where you draw the line.

So, I wasn’t exactly excited to get this particular surprise.


All things considered, I sort of wish all surprises were like the Rainbow Awards. Uh, yay!!!

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