Hi… um…. it’s been awhile. again.
So… since December… what’s been going on?
We’ve just finished our Spring Break– which was the first Spring Break (since what, 1996?) I’ve not spent with my family. My mom came to visit at the beginning and the end of the week, though, and it was really nice to see her. Becoming adult friends with my mother is a great joy, really.
Most of my creative energies these days are going into preparations and recordings of our podcast, Professor Dave’s Ark in Space– PDAIS, for short– http://profdais.libsyn.com My co-hosts (our team has grown to 5 people now:
Professor Dave, Doctor Thomas, Viki the Vixen, International Sensation Danielle, and me!). I so much enjoy our discussions! I’m earning my comic book nerd card at the moment, as Doctor Thomas introduces me to graphic novels. In this latest one, we talked all about the Asterix books. I now understand the reference in the Eddie Izzard routine about Mister Dog. 🙂
Oh! Oh! And I really want to tell you about, though, are tongue-in-cheek radio serial episodes Our newest escapade is our PDAIS Presents: http://pdaispresents.libsyn.com/ Right now we’re Superheroes. Doctor Thomas writes our scripts. If you laugh even just half as much as we do while reading and recording them…
Work-wise, well, it gets intense this time of year. A mixture of calm and relaxed days (like today) and really difficult and frustrating days (like yesterday). I’d tell you some of the shenanigans, but you wouldn’t believe me! [Here’s just a snippet. I had to say the words, “‘He threw it at me first’ is not an acceptable reason for throwing books across the room.” And that was before 9am in the morning. Le sigh.] Three weeks until our big state test, so the pressures to make the kids perform is ramped up to 11. I’m up to my ears in grading most of the time. Starbucks becomes a bit of a second home, as massive amounts of solo venti peppermint java chip frappachinos are required to deal with the hundreds of weekly journals.
Personally, well… let’s just say that I’ve got a really wonderful fella and am silly happy. *blush*
Also (and not unrelated to the previous point), I’m planning a trip this summer [end of June/ early July] to London, England– actually finally bought my airline tickets this week, which left me dancing about the living room with excitement and glee!
Well, that’s about that. I’ve updated my Library Bag links along the side, and after tomorrow’s library trip I’ll try to remember to update them again. Tonight, I’m curling up with the new Carrie Bebris book. I’d like to blog about the Kat Atkinson novel, as it had quite a few interesting points. Oh… and in a few months I might have a really cool short story collection by a fantastic to review for you. I should also blog about ‘Blue Box Boy’ by Matthew Waterhouse, as that was pretty special too.
Right. Calling it a night, ya’ll.