Just finished watching Juno for 1st time. I’d never heard anything but raves, which is usually a bad sign as never lives up to hype. But …
…in this case the film was underrated. I *loved* it. So did Lisa. And Drew. And Tyler. And Seth. I’m buying the soundtrack tomorrow.
Wondering where you, @gpope, do your travel bug shopping … the kids would like some for Christmas.
Jack Black is schooling my two youngest kids on rock. I’m twitching awake every few minutes. Should head to bed, I guess!
Made cream cheese salad and vanilla-chocolate chip-fudge-mallow cream pie for tomorrow. Guess I’d better run in the morning …
Help! Looking for info on company named Tag that makes notebooks a la Moleskin, but w/plastic covers. The word “tag” just mucks up searches.
Groggy from a longish nap; I collapsed when I got home. Too tired even to watch Lost reruns! Now heading to downtown Christmas preview.
Man, it’s early. 6 am. Been up for a couple hours already. Waiting for my flight to LAX. Should be home before noon!
Ran for about 75 minutes, with some walking thrown in. Felt good. Definitely saw the side of San Antonio not meant for tourists+free candy!
Feeling stuffed from too much Tex-Mex over the last 3 days. Hoping that tomorrow morning’s 8 am run (<5 miles!) will melt some fat.
Just saw my favorite Georgia peach in the Hyatt lobby. Love running into friends at conferences! Headed now to lunch and meeting.
Completed the taped interview for Pearson Foundation; hope I didn’t say anything too incoherent. Thank god video can be so easily edited!
In LAX listening to @ljangler bitching about how I’m not tweeting often enough …
Laughing out loud at gate 84 in LAX because Alicia’s blog is cracking me up. http://snurl.com/5ypmz
Rochelle the luddite is bitching about twitter in LAX: “Why can’t we just talk to each other?” Moan moan grump grump.
Sitting in the Sac airport waiting to head to San Antonio. Tex-Mex eatins, here I come!
Leaving the office now, and hoping that I have what I need for my trip to San Antonio tomorrow. Still gotta figure out what to pack, though.
Going to bed now, thank you very much. It’s late, and I’m tired, and I have lots still to do, but sleep beckons.
Really enjoying my friend Alicia’s blog about teaching, cycling, candy, etc. http://blogs.norcalwp.org/alicia Leave her a comment!
Fun muni ride this morning, then lunch (and 2 Lost episodes!), cleaning of gutters, and Thai peanut-sauce stir fry. Free Bonus Indigestion!
Absolutely hoping I don’t fit into the b-word category, @kjaxon. I thought you were so poised during our meeting!
Cross country meet results: the bad news—23 people beat Tyler. The good news: he beat 145 others, and his team won the championships! w00t!
Tyler didn’t get suspended from cross country, so I’m heading out to see the sectional meet. Run, Forrest, run!
Heading over to Taylor Hall for an English Education committee meeting. But I don’t think it’ll be all about assessment, @rhetboi!
Futzing with some new YouTube features. I’m afraid I may be just wasting some time before a meeting. Quick! Be productive, boy!
Wondering if my sweet freshman son will be suspended from his last cross-country meet of the year for fighting with a teammate yesterday …
A little late for Hallowe’en, but a well-written article about zombies written by Simon Pegg (aka Shaun of the Dead). http://is.gd/6iY5
Grading. I have some smart students. I love that.
I’m not NaNoWriMo’ing this year, but if I were, I’d be depending on http://snurl.com/5b7vk to get it done. Thanks, @finleyt for the link.
It’s a Heinz day: all I’m doing is playing catch-up. Sorted through my inbox and filed away over 300 stray messages.
Heading to bed after Twitterless weekend. Think I’ll read the start of the 2nd Twilight book and get scared of vampires all over again.
Our “advancement” officer is telling us that we’ll need to hit up alums, former faculty, and others for money as much as possible. Joyz.
Hopping on the bike to get home before it gets too dark—no light on it at the moment!
Heading off to read personnel file and write report on one of our adjuncts. Oh joy.
Now on my way to the monthly department meeting. More joy.
Happiness at Obama’s election tempered by a current reported 54% Yes on 8 number. That’s disheartening.
Heading home now. A little anxious about watching the election results in 4 hours. What does the future hold?
The whole up-in-the-air nature of this election makes me think this is how times of carnival felt in medieval days. Feeling it, Bakhtin!
Navigated the hordes of voters in the Memorial Union so I could turn in my absentee ballot. Glad to have voted without waiting in that line!
Maus, Raymond Williams, Sophocles, Proust, Dickens, William Morris—all in a course under the Digital Humanities umbrella! Cool, huh?
Eating a delicious brunch and talking about technology and the humanities at Thia’s house with Rob and Justin. NEH Grant, here we come!