I haven’t read the books, but I’ve been watching the television show on HBO. I have to say that I’ve been relatively disappointed in television lately, but I’m definitely looking forward to The #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency each week. I’m hooked.
It’s a detective show, but the attraction for the viewer is not figuring [...]
I was rereading Nickel and Dimed last night, as I’ve been asked to give a talk on it in a week and a half (the integrated studies students have read it and I’ve been asked to connect the text to next year’s campus book project, The Geography of Bliss.
Nothing in either text surprised [...]
As many of you know, the possibility of a writer from The Simpsons coming to talk to my class has been dangling before me for some time now. Well, one woman at the show (not at the writers’ end) called yesterday to take the opportunity out of my sight.
She had been forwarded an [...]
Being in The Big Easy was hard, mainly because we were all sick. Also, a certain mother behaved badly. Enough said–I don’t want to rant about that (I’m still sick and I don’t want to get sicker by writing for hours).
My mother and step-father used to have a time-share in New Orleans, so [...]
Last night was my presentation on Twilight. I had a handout that talked about Edward as an abstinence vampire. Included a pic I found on a website with Edward and Bella’s heads on bodies wearing Mormon underwear.
I intended the picture to be used as a visual representation of the abstinence of the characters. [...]
I was just in a little voodoo shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans and received the long awaited phone call from Denise of Grace Films (aka The Simpsons). My class may get a guest speaker!
In other news, it takes way too long to go anywhere or do anything with five people!
Ack. Have been down South with the family in anticipation of a low-attendance conference presentation (8:30 p.m. in New Orleans–really, who do they think is going to be there?)
Am exhausted from a lack of sleep and family-induced stress and illness. Ken can now walk around again, but we’re both having to take a [...]