A Bunch of Blather, and also, Oscar Opinions?

Well lookee here, it’s almost the end of another week. I have been so ridiculously busy for the past several days that I have had both everything and nothing to say over here, as is so often the case. I swear, I always have the most excellent ideas for posts and then they just never happen! Grading time is here, with assignments piling back up on my desk anew every time I successfully hand some back to my classes. One does feel not unlike Sisyphus with this sort of thing.

I can’t really complain, though, as I do like my job and I have good news in hand about summer employment (one regular lit course, one in the special summer program I so loved teaching last year), a very positive annual review, and exciting plans for fall semester, which I’ll maybe say more about later. Things are busy, yes; things are great.

The weekend is looking good, too: I’ve got plans to attend Saturday yoga at my shiny new gym, which is so fancy I can’t believe it, and then I’m going to Sunday brunch at one friend’s house and an Oscar party at another! An Oscar party! I’ve never done that before! I wonder if it’s a dress-up occasion? I kind of hope it is, but I should find out first, shouldn’t I? No need to show up in my Target-brand finery if everyone else is going casual.

Speaking of the Oscars, what do you guys make of it this year, with the expanded best picture category? I haven’t seen all of the nominees yet, but I do have one thing to say: If frakking Avatar wins best picture, I will have to cut someone.



  1. Yeah! I get to co-design and teach something very cool! Can’t decide what to say about it here, though, so I’ll of course just tell you all about it whenever we talk.


  2. I’m excited that Kathryn Bigelow will probably win for Best Director, but I think there may be one of those rare splits between Director and Picture. That means the blue people and Mr. King of the World…


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