Saturday, January 14, 2012

That's some sound bat logic.

Ah, Saturday. I'm sitting here staring at my Christmas tree. Yes, that's right. On January 14th, a full two weeks after what I am assuming is the socially-accepted Period of Allowable Holiday Tree Displaying.  Stop judging me.  Or at least do it quietly so I can't hear you.  Hopefully when E wakes up we'll get to it.  Maybe.


My fingers are cold while I type because this morning, instead of my normal Saturday morning piping-hot cuppa joe, I decided to go with what is usually a weekday breakfast, the bright green smoothie.*  The very one that both makes my children cringe and makes me feel like Batman.  Batman, you ask?  Yeah.  I remember few things about The Dark Knight, but I do remember it being over-hyped, and I remember Mr. Christian Bale shoving spinach into a blender for his daily dose of awesome.  Ergo, I am basically Batman.  ANYWAY.

*Today's green monster:
-1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
-1 tbsp almond butter
-2 cups fresh spinach
-1/2 frozen banana
-1/4 cup frozen blueberries
-1 tsp instant espresso
-3 ice cubes

Yesterday I finished all of the writing part of my first packet for Winter quarter, which is a feat since the quarter started on January 11th (Wednesday) and my packet of 20 pages of creative work and 2-3 critical papers is due on January 16th (this coming Monday).  Um.  Not a lot of time.  So as of yesterday everything is down on paper, and I'm just readin' and revisin', man.  Readin' and revisin'.

Oh, speaking of yesterday, I decided to make good on my threat to start a new campaign for modesty in my classroom.  I put my printer to good use and came up with this little gem:

After printing it I did discover that someone else beat me to the punch. Please enjoy this link.  And before you say but Heather, stretch pants/leggings/lycra/spandex tights ARE pants! I feel compelled to ask you if you are a male ballet dancer who is currently standing onstage dancing Act IV of Swan Lake.  Or if you are currently at mile 21 of a marathon.  When you answer no, I will feel compelled to share with you that the preceding incident which inspired the sign was seeing multiple ladies wearing sheer tights (like NYLON STOCKINGS) to class with only waist-length t-shirts or sweatshirts (that's right, I could see chonies!) in my presence.  I'm not even trying to deal with leggings yet.  But this tights as pants shit has got to stop.

And last night K and I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which holds the distinction of being probably the only book in the last ten years I couldn't make myself finish.  The movie was really interesting, but boy was it disturbing.  I woke up last night about 2:30 AM from an awful dream, and I'm sure there's a direct correlation.  I quit reading the book because the details of the family lineage were so dry and hard to follow (read: boring) but in the movie that was all fine.  The rape scene just about put me over the edge, though, and I hadn't gotten that far in the book so I didn't know it was coming.  I don't think I could watch it again.  I'm not saying this means it was a bad movie.  It was definitely a good movie. I'm just saying it means I am a Grade A wimp with some anxiety issues.

Anyhoo... this promises to be a busy but fun weekend.  Today I'm going for some hiking (walking? drinking?) with friends and tomorrow I've got family pictures with the big fam and April's birthday dinner.  Monday we're heading to a party for ML's daughter, and then I'm meeting my friend Dorothy from residency for coffee and a little writing chat.

Aaand... CRAP.  I just realized that I left my draft of my short story in my desk drawer at work.  Yeah, the draft with all of the changes I need to make.  Perfect.  Maybe I shouldn't have been quite so smug.  You know what that means.  To the Batmobile!


  1. I'm sitting hire finding things to do to NOT go into my living room and take down that tree. I say 3 weeks is completely acceptable :)

  2. You are most definitely a morning person! At least I enjoy reading after you blog in the morning! I'm reading your activities and thinking "I should do all of that." And then I decide to sit down and try to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Haha!

  3. I loved the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, it did take a while to get into, we read it for book club. The second was awesome, and the third was super hard to get into again but finished well. I've only seen the Sweadish version of the movie and the rape scene was very disturbing, I had to look away.

  4. The link for "tights are not pants" is hilarious. My boss and I have an inside joke with that, as we see it at work all the time and we HATE it. So thank you for posting it, and thank you for standing up against the tights monstrosity in your classroom!