In which I am unkilled

I’m in my typical Monday semi-coma, reclining in my recliner (that’s what it’s for) and trying to motivate myself to, like, eat dinner or clean something or read something or do anything but stare at my computer, but the following is still true, and I’d like to take a moment to celebrate it: tomorrow is the last day of the first quarter, meaning I have survived the first quarter of my return to teaching.

If I can make it through the first quarter, I can make it through the first semester. And if I can do that, I can finish the year.

I’m still not sure if I want to do this next year again. I don’t know if this is a “permanent” return or just a single-year thing; we’ll see. But the first quarter didn’t kill me. And right now, I’ll take that.

In which I have seen the face of God…

…and I ate it.IMG_3393.jpg

I may be a vegetarian now.  I don’t think I need to eat another piece of meat ever again as long as I live.

#Weekendcoffeeshare: Anniversary Edition


If we were having coffee…

Shit, what are we doing having coffee?  I’ve got packing to do!

This weekend (well, tonight, specifically) my lovely wife and I are celebrating our 8th year of marriage and our 2nd anniversary.  (Think about what year and month it is.)  We are generally homebodies and so we decided when we got married that, February already being crowded with other gifty holidays that we were ignoring, we were going to make our anniversary not a big thing other than every 4th year when the actual date of our marriage rolled around.  So today we’re dropping the boy off to spend the night at his grandparents’ for the first time and heading off for an insanely expensive meal and a night at a casino.

I don’t gamble.  This ought to be interesting.  I have perused the menu of the place where we’re having dinner, as the meal is far more significant to me than the gambling, and have discovered that there is a $120 steak on the menu.

I may not be able to pass up the opportunity to pay a hundred and twenty dollars for a chunk of cow.  And, conveniently, our tax refund showed up this morning.

But: point is, there’s a lot to be done before then, plus the actual driving, which isn’t obscenely far but the weather’s been crappy lately.  So let’s slurp the coffee down; I gotta bounce.  I’ll post a hotel room picture tonight, I promise.

In which I finish the goddamn book

I wrote six thousand nine hundred and one words today.

The Benevolence Archives: The Sanctum of the Sphere is FINISHED.  Although I may still change the title.

I do believe that taking the day off was the right idea.

IMG_2195Wait shit it’s January 16th.

I don’t care.  That picture was a pain in the ass to get focused properly and I’m not retaking it.  🙂













Woohoo 2!

74b9b318b4c5287b76a096d4042a0d27School’s been cancelled tomorrow, because it’s supposed to be like ten below zero at 6:00 tomorrow morning, meaning that I can either stay home and work on the book (the responsible choice) or stay home and play video games (the slightly more awesome choice.)  At some point I will probably have to blow off the driveway in astonishingly cold weather, which I could be happier about, but… yeah.  No school!  Whee!

I’ll try and post something actually interesting later tonight.