x-firestar.livejournal.com posting in xp_communication
"Hey Dad. Um…so you probably heard by now I missed my interview. Could you maybe put in a good word and tell the editor I'm really not a total flake? I just had a bit of an emergency. And before you freak out and storm the gates - don't. Things are kind of bad here right now. I don't really want to explain to your voice mail…or over the phone. I'm gonna try and get out to see you and we can talk then. Maybe next weekend. Um. Maybe. I don't know. I'll call you. Or you call me when you get this. Either way talk to you later. Love you."