I know a lot of people are interested on what I did regarding the 1 vs. 100 situation, so here’s the result:
I managed to find someone who’ll work my Friday shift in return for me working her Wednesday, thus freeing up the tape date on my calendar. I know it’s forfeiting a year of eligibility for what isn’t even a sure shot of getting on the actual show, but then I figured that if it took me this many tries to get on a show at all, then it’ll probably be more than a year before the next opportunity comes around.
In other news, I recommend that anyone with an account at Bank of the West to consider changing banks. My credit card number was stolen earlier in the week, and the guy charged $600 on the account (Hmm… what can I think of that costs that much?). Even though I unauthorized the charge, it still went through, leaving me scrambling to have enough money for rent and other bills that are due in the near future while I wait more than two weeks for the money to be put back in my account. So much for a bank that’s supposed to pride itself on service.