Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm back at the drive-in after a 6 month hiatus.  I've stepped back into it like I've never been away. Not that it's really all that challenging, but still...

Tonight we're showing Monsters vs. Aliens.  Since I'll hear more than I'll see, I won't be able to give any kind of review.  

Okay, not enlightening, but it's a post.  I get to take my break now. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

lookee here, a blog!  my blog, you say?  I have a blog?  I don't remember.  hmm...  maybe I should write something.

I'm getting a passport for my birthday.  Before the harassment starts, yes this is my first passport.  Lame, I know, but better late than never.  There are no specific travel plans in the works (although we're making something up for the application), but I think the first trip will be to the British Isles.  Mother doesn't want to go any place she doesn't speak the language.  Baby steps.  Last year, she didn't want to leave the continent.  Retirement is doing wonders for her wanderlust! 

Now that I know I'll have a passport, I'm trying to figure out how to attend a two week workshop in Lithuania.  I've had more than one person tell me that I don't want to travel to a former Soviet Bloc country, but I really want to attend this workshop!  My attempts to find a sponsor on facebook have failed miserably, so since the workshop would fit into my Jewish Studies minor, I'm going to look into educational funding.  I don't really expect to go, but planning for it has been a nice diversion from life.

That's all for now. 

Monday, March 02, 2009

Day 1

I bought a new journal over the weekend.  Anyone want to place bets on how long I'll actually write in it before I forget or give up or both?  

The short story hasn't gotten past the second sentence.  Mostly because I don't have time for frivolous pursuits such as writing.  I'm immersed in Polybius, Plutarch and Livy.  Somewhere in there I find time for Spanish as well.  Oh, and my job.  

Speaking of the job, the layoff notices go out this week.  Keep your fingers crossed that neither I nor any of my colleagues and friends receive a letter.