INTERN’s New Year’s Resolutions 2010
-Preemptively get full sleeve tattoos of Paul Celan poems in the original German so that the (undoubtedly uber-sophisticated) Other Interns at Venerable McPulitzer Publishing Co. can see that INTERN is Serious about Literature.
-Overcome fear of police officers, border guards, mall cops, and friendly but square acquaintances who may or may not have spotted INTERN before she ducked behind the nearest bookshelf wearing a large sweater as pants and a slightly muddy tea cozy for a hat.
-Overcome fear of/desire to mate with Espresso Book Machine.
-Self-publish thinly-veiled, completely “fictional” “novel” on Espresso Book Machine.
-Philanthropic goal: Design simple, crank-powered Kindle à la One Laptop Per Child so desert nomads and children in third-world villages can read the New York Times on glare-resistant e-ink display.
-Delete embarrassing photographs of self with Espresso Book Machine from hard drive.
-Overcome fear of acquaintances in general.
-Finish revising novel *for reals* so that Techie Boyfriend can stop banging his head against the wall each time INTERN claims to be “almost done except for one more total rewrite”.
-Make it through next internship alive and full of useful knowledges.
It is so so so good to be back! INTERN is filled with love and excitement! Hello hello!