Well, apparently the good folks at Odyssey can recognize genius when it bites them in the ass.
Today, to my somewhat muted nod of acknowledgement, I found out that I had been given a Gandalf Grant to help cover tuition costs at Odyssey. It was awarded based on how my story (The Golden Directive…email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to read it and I’ll send it to you) ranked in comparison to the other application stories. And it wasn’t just any grant, either, mind you. It was the Top Spot. That’s $1250 that I won’t have to take away from my ramen, tuna, and corn budget. (Mmmmm, corn.)
I deigned to accept.
(Sweet Jesus, I hope that Jeanne Cavelos and her pals at Odyssey aren’t reading this…)
Uh, yeah, so…
(SQUEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL) YEE-HAW!!! (Dances, giggles, laughs, bounces around like a demented kangaroo)
Ahem. I mean. It’ll do.