Thursday, April 20, 2006

I was rehired and other miscellaneous thoughts!

I got my letter today from President Utterback informing me that the college wants me to come back next year. I didn't doubt that I would be offered the job again, but still - nothing is impossible.

We were talking of unintentional puns that people make, and one of my favorites is from a research paper I received my second year teaching at OSU. The student's topic was the cruelty of animal testing, and she wrote: Litteraly, the monkeys are thrown away like garbage."

Thirteen years later, and that still cracks me up.

I did my spring cleaning this week. It is sooooo wonderful coming home to a neat, vacuumed house. And I'm feeling so much better. My lungs are strong again, and I can actually walk from one end of the hallway to the other without feeling the need for oxygen. ;-)

I am currently reading WARSWORN by Elizabeth Vaughn and GODDESS OF LIGHT by PC Cast. Both are fantastic! I started the other book because I left the first in my office at school and needed something to read at home. It was next on the TBR pile.

Kudos to my dear friends Maggie Price and Gena Showalter for finalling in the NRCA. I was so thrilled to call and let Gena know the good news.

Now, I must get back to my desk. We've just finished preparing a second edition of our comp 1 and 2 reader, and I'm writing 1/4 of the bios of the authors in the book. Gotta get that finished.


Dana Pollard said...

Glad to hear you're doing better lung wise!

Rinda Elliott said...

Hey Sweetie! Been missing you like crazy. I was hoping to see you at OKRWA, but we had a pretty small crowd.

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Kelli McBride said...

I miss ALL OF YOU TOO!! But I do feel so much more healthy and lively. And having a neat house (or at least neat by my standards) is so inviting. I could have people drop by now and not feel mortified. ;-)

Rinda Elliott said...

I'm ready for healthy again. Going in Tuesday for what sounds like torture. I was serious about the tricorder on my blog. We need one.

My husband said today that we needed Dr. House. Oh yeah, baby.

Kelli McBride said...

Hmmm. House as your doctor. What a dangerously erotic thought. He's a bit scary, but also charming in his frankness and irreverance.

I thought he was so sexy when his cane broke and he sat on the floor and laughed. Yum. Those intense blue eyes are simply striking.

He is a perfect example of a man who is not really very handsome, and yet his charisma envelops you. When I compare him to the character's Hugh Laurie played on Blackadder, I am amazed at the difference. He can play such a perfect moron and airhead.

Dana Pollard said...

Am I missing a vision of a hottie?

Rinda Elliott said...

Most wouldn't consider him hot. It's just this confidence this character has and yes, those freaking blue eyes. I never go for conventionally handsome anyway.

You are, however, missing one fantastic show. Tuesday nights at 8 on Fox.

Jill Monroe said...

First - congrats on the rehire! Will you be working this summer?

Second - I envy you the clean house!

Kelli McBride said...

Yes I will be working. I'm teaching 3 classes, M-TH from 8:55 to 1:00. That's like $3k after taxes, and I can certainly use the money.

I actually had a second day of cleaning this week! I'm so happy!!!