Yes–we are in an economic downturn, but I made sure that one extra person went to Vegas this Spring Break.
Last quarter, my advanced composition students had to write a letter addressed to someone they knew, using what they learned about persuasion, to changed his/her mind about something. One of my students was attempting to [...]
Well, classes start on Monday and I’m finally ready for them, but I didn’t have a day off this week (and I won’t this weekend, either). Oh, well.
I’m almost over my frakking disappointment about the end of BSG. Almost. Maybe I just need to decide that I shouldn’t worry about it. The writer [...]
is here: http://www.matchflick.com/column/1906 Just getting my Doris Day on.
In other news, it’s supposedly Spring Break, yet I’m working about twelve hours a day anyway. I’m going to try really hard not to take any non-conference related work to the conference I have in a couple of weeks, at any rate.
Denise had the audacity to say in a recent blog that a conservative pundit shouldn’t bash McCain’s daughter on her weight (basically–you want to talk about issues, right?). Well, now some “John Doe” is calling my BFF a “fat dyke” and threatening to bitchslap her.
I know there are rude, thoughtless people on all [...]
Courtney wrote a wonderful alternate ending to last night’s BSG atrocity on Facebook. I agree with her that there was too much spiritualism (any story that can be tied up with “angels” doesn’t do it for me).
Adama is going to be a ghost of a man, talking to a buried woman. Lee is [...]
Denise–wear it proudly! We are what feminists look like!
I’ve been bragging to everyone about the boy. He’s in a magnet program, he’s building robots, he’s taking violin, he loves scifi and Eddie Izzard and Monty Python and The Simpsons.
His hair is long and is starting to show a slight curl. A group of juniors (a year older than he) are starting to [...]
One of my friends had an op-ed come out today about the government’s relationship with the Taliban. Check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/opinion/17rouse.html?ref=opinion
That’s right–it’s Saint Urho’s Day! Now, some of you may notice that Finland is a traditionally Lutheran country and that there is no Saint Urho in the Church, anyway. Saint Urho’s day is indeed made up–Finnish immigrants wanted their own day to get drunk at the start of Spring (this was back when [...]
With the advent of Twitter, I don’t see how “twitterpated” won’t make it back into the regular lexicon. Denise and I are fairly twitterpated this week. A certain director of The Simpsons movie twittered us after Denise said she was working on the Linguistics section of the book.
Since, he’s asked to see my [...]