Hello, 5:30 a.m.

Finally, I think I've gotten working three jobs down to a system. Here is how my days have been unfolding:

5:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Job 1, whether it's prepping for class and teaching on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings or working on VMan stories.

11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Work at the Post.

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.: Grade papers, prepare lecture notes for class.

The other night my friend Leo invited me to the Ali Forney Center benefit at the Chelsea Museum of Art. It was super-amazing -- Mayor Bloomberg and Christine Quinn both spoke, Sandra Bernhard was there and Rufus Wainwright performed. All for a great cause. It was just fantastic.

At the event, I guess the agency that was supplying the catering staff was giving out promotional postcards and, um, pens. Turns out it's a model bartender agency! I guess this is what models do when they can't make ends meet vamping for the camera? Anyway, here's my highly prized souvenir pen. I will treasure it forever.

"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn