Thursday, December 14, 2006

'tis the season to let it snow let it snow let it snow

I bought my Christmas cards this week. I'm pulling addresses together and determining who's been naughty and who's been nice. What a jolly time of year.

A couple of weeks ago, we had our first snow. I love the morning after the first snow of winter, when the day hasn't had a chance to turn everything to dark slush and all of the lines of the world are delicately traced with ice and snow.















Of course, two days later, as I was walking over the ice-covered sidewalk (thanks neighbors! It's called salt!) I said to myself "I am soooo over winter."


The semester is wrapping up. Now, I'm not smart enough to wax poetic about accomplishments or advancements in my writing (or, my goodness, the disappointments and the failures!). I just wanted to acknowledge that time passes and all that. I'll be teaching a class next semester and that will be a shift in my point-of-view of myself. I mean, how do you chastize someone for being late and/or skipping class when, hello, I spent most of my academic career being late and/or skipping class. Do as I say, not as I do, I suppose.


In other news, I don't know if you're aware, but I'm a super-hero (as imagined by a drunk friend):

















PS: CC took care of Bob Ross while I was out of town for Thanksgiving, check out the video!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high































When I was younger than I am now (ah, but I was so much older then), I *loved* the kids show, "Reading Rainbow," hosted by LeVar Burton.

I was always late for things because I just *had* to watch the reviews that the kids had for books that they had just read. My mom would be yelling, yelling for me and I'd be all "just a minute!" (But of course in a really sweet, respectful kind of way.)

What does that have to do with anything? (Other than the thought that if/when I get another cat/and/or/dog I will name him/her LeVar Burton)

Hey, check it out, I've got a story, "I Got Your Back (interlude for the be-fri)," online in the lovely "Word Riot."