All day I just throw stuff on there. It's dispiriting. I know I would feel happier if my table were clean and organized. I haven't figured out how to make this happen yet.
I have a laundry list of things I want to do differently in my life. Write more. Get back to the slogging. Collect more plastic animals. Feel care free 24/7.
Probably I should leave well enough alone for now. November is a month where I hang on by a thread. I hope Judith's ready for our car trip tomorrow evening to St. Louis. 4 hours isn't going to be nearly enough to catch up on the talking. I basically have to leave the state to have time to talk with Judith. What's up with that?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
There's an awesome Thirdlander I know who loves football. He wants to play every minute of every day. Unfortunately, his crew of footballers has switched over to a frisbee game they've invented. Awesome Thirdlander can not understand this. He was blue yesterday and asked me to do something about the situation. I said, "What do you think I should do?"
"Make them play football with me."
I told him I wasn't going to do that and maybe he should think about joining their frisbee game. He glumly walked away. When I looked for him a few moments later, he was in the middle of the frisbee game, throwing the football up into the air and running and catching it. The other Thirdlanders continued to play their frisbee game. He seemed okay. They seemed okay. It seemed strange, but that's how it is sometimes in Thirdland.
Speaking of strange, are you watching Stranger Things? You probably should if you feel like it.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
|Artist: Betsy Glassey|
After the craft shows, I went to see Blade Runner by myself. Husbandman had already seen it. It's quite good, if a tad long. I think you should see it if you feel like it. At the end of the day, we saw The Sklar Brothers at Comedy Attic. I thought they were adorable.
A day off is a good thing. Next weekend, Judith and I will be in St. Louis. I wish #ncte was in a more exciting city. No offense, St. Louis, but I have a real hankering for a trip to Chicago right now. Or Tulum. Or Vancouver. I'll make do with St. Louis. The Sklar Brothers recommend Ozzie Smith's restaurant.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
|Art by RS|
Then next week Judith and I head to Missouri for NCTE. I'm not speaking this year and come to find out, I'm a little sad about it. Still, NCTE is usually fun. I'll hear some great talks and I'll get to visit Back and Forth hanging out with its new friends at the Heinemann exhibit. I'll take pictures. I'm talking about Back and Forth on Tuesday at our district PD, and I'm not done with the talk yet. Today's the day to do my best and forget the rest.
I'm not done because I've been working on a presentation I'm part of for LRA with Mitzker and a new friend, Zawan. I'm reading some stuff about New Materialism for this project, playing around with some Thirdlander book cover designs. It's a cool project and I'm learning new stuff and I'm not confident that I really get what's going on yet. So that's fun to be confused and nervous about the looming deadline.
A trio of conference events on the horizon. November is Conference Month. It's also Blog Renewal Month. I want to write on the blog 20 to 30 more times before the end of the month. Get ready for some subpar posts, my friends.