It seems to be inevitable that I end up having to bring a job along when we go to the Reuben weekend. It never fails that some deadline is looming and it’s either bring it with or don’t go at all.
Oddly, it almost always works out that the place I end up working in our room is the bathroom. It’s the one room in which I can work late at night (or early in the morning) with lights on and not disturb The Lovely Anna. It’s also the one place where a spill of ink or wash water, or a piece of kneaded eraser, will not destroy carpeting. So I am usually banished to the John to slave away.
The NCS always manages to host the Reubens in a very luxurious hotel. The room rates they negotiate for members is outrageously inexpensive compared to the usual rates at these places, so we often find ourselves staying in a $400-$500 a night five star hotel for a fraction of that price. This year’s hotel may top them all in that regard. Anna jokes that I have inked artwork in some of the finest hotel bathrooms in the world.
So, I find myself inking away today in the bathroom of our Ritz Carlton room. You have to love freelancing.
The sound of a running toilet is so soothing…
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