9 am: Put on that mask of P.E. Garcia one last time. Walk around looking into mirrors; terrifying the cat.
10 am: Go downstairs to buy some milk and forget to the take the mask off. Clerk thinks your about to commit armed robbery.
10:01 am: Take mask off and assure clerk you just need to buy some milk.
10:15 am: Back in your apartment the fear of missing out so called FOMO takes on a new meaning. You are sad about having nothing left to feel like you are missing out on.
10:20 am: Get in the car and drive to airport.
10:45 am: Get the cheapest ticket you can find.
11:10 am: Sit in waiting area near your gate and say goodbye to everyone getting on the plane.
11:15 am: Hug strangers. Cry. Tell them you will keep in touch. Tell them you can’t wait to read that manuscript they said they’d send.
3 pm: Finally back home and exhausted from all that crying you put your P.E. Garcia mask back on.
3:30 pm: Buy your ticket to Los Angeles online.
3:33 pm: Post all over social media about AWP 2016!
3:45 pm: Notice you’ve bought a non-refundable ticket for the wrong weekend.