In a previous post, I wrote about how KLRU, the PBS station here in Austin, has accepted my cooking show proposal … with the “minor” caveat that I have to secure underwriters for the show. Although I am a little daunted by that task, this past Thursday morning (while Jack was at school) seemed like an opportune time to start making phone calls. So I did, and somewhat surprisingly, it wasn’t that bad! If you care to follow along (and I hope you will!), you can watch a short video here:
After having some time to reflect on it all, you know what comes to mind? That bar scene in Good Will Hunting. The one where Will (Matt Damon) is having words with Clark, the Harvard grad student (the one with the cheesy pony tail). Towards the end, they have this exchange:
Will: See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you’re gonna start doin’ some thinkin’ and you’re gonna come up with the fact that you dropped 150 grand on an education that you could’ve got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!
Clark: Yeah, but I will have a degree, and you’ll be serving my kids fries at a drive-thru on our way to a ski trip.
Will (with a smile): Yeah, that may be. But at least I won’t be unoriginal.
In my case, although I hate to be pessimistic, there is a decent chance that I won’t raise enough money to fund the show. But I’m okay with that. Because regardless of what happens, I think I will be able to look back on this time and know that “at least I wasn’t unoriginal.” To me, that counts for something in this thing called life.
P.S. – Special thanks to Tyler and Christie, Tom and Cory, Philip and Beth, Tita and Big John, Mimi and Papa, my brother Chris, and also Camille, Elissa, Kari, Gina, Roka, Sarah, Shannon, Jason, Gigi, Tyson, Susanne, Tonya, Abby, Jen, Michelle, Dan, Jim, Matt, and Mr. Coan, and especially my sweet husband John for being so supportive of my cooking, blogging, and this endeavor.