... a few days later I'm overcoming fears and covering a mayor luncheon.
Another day I'm being introduced to the State Fair of Texas via fried cake balls...
... and then sipping fair trade coffee and learning about wonderful organizations.
Somewhere along the way I experience a costume fitting and a few days' rehearsals as an extra in the Dallas Opera (stay tuned).
It might not "pay" to be a journalist sometimes, but it non monetary ways, it wholeheartedly does.