Monday, December 31, 2007

Best wishes for 2008.

2007 was one raucous year for me. From traveling all over the States & Canada, I saw a lot and met a lot of people. I worked on some amazing projects, taught some pretty challenging classes, shared in plenty of laughs, shed a few tears, and for the most part... I had a blast. My sincere hope is that the new year be just as fun, wacky and full of optimism.

To each and everyone of you, may you all have a happy & joyous upcoming 2008 as well.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Getting dumped upon

Did I miss the memo? I thought with the school semester being done with- I'd be kicking back, relaxing and fending off this cough off once & for all. Instead, I've been beleagured with a heap of real work. Not that I'm complaining (because it's gonna pay for some crazy trip, a tiki widget, some electronic gadget, or some offbeat toy) but it just seems as though word got out on the street that I might actually try to relax and the sabotage was on.

And all this with the holidays breathing down the nape of my neck too. Such is life.

Hopefully my students are taking advantage of the break because next semester we're gonna rock da house HARD!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dry cough

And to think, only a few years ago I was making fun of my friend Kate Briles for having a dry cough.

Now it's my turn to have this heinous condition- it's kept me up late at night, on the sofa and winded during the day. I'm shaking this bad boy off ASAP.

My new "best friend"

One more day of classes (not including the day I gotta drop off grades and attendance sheets at school) and soon after that, I'm gonna be best friends with my little bottle of Walgreens Wal-Tussin- the poorman's version of Robitussin. I've been trying to fend off this cold, cough and phlegm for the last few days without much luck. Granted going out to the bar to celebrate with the new December grads and working until the wee hours didn't help the other night. I couldn't be more proud of the new grads and really excited for the May grads coming up in a few more months.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Last week of the Fall semester

Mercifully so, there's only a few more days left in this semester. In a few days, the December grads will hike and get their diplomas and it'll be another lot of artists cast out to the wacky world. Me? I just want to shake this stupid head cold and feel human again. My voice sounds like a bad brake job on a '52 Buick. I've also been annointed the Duke of Phlegm by colleague, Steve Schudlich as well. I've gone through Kleenex like a snot factory.

Just a few more days. Just a few more days...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My kind of Christmas tree

I'm absolutely digging this Christmas tree.

Alas, I've been a 20 oz. bottle man for awhile.