Sunshine enough to spread...

*taps the microphone* Testing...1...2...3. Check...mic check....

Blog-world, I'm sitting here listening to "Sticky Fingers," sipping hot chocolate, and stacking up the books I intend to read over the break. Grading is done and all is right with the world - at least until the grade complaints roll in about a half hour from now. The day is quite lovely, by virtue of finally being finished. The dog is under the table, snow-drunk and content. We're a postcard waiting to happen here, at Curmudgeon Labs.

Were I one to ruin such moments with practicality (I am), I'd be soon thinking about the job search we're doing, about the job search I'm doing, about the book I've got to dive into writing next term, about the student caught plagiarising and what that means, and all manner of other things. But my Christmas cards are done and sent, my ticket home is bought, and right now the hot chocolate is enough to make sense of the day.

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Belle said...

Sounds wonderful. What's on your reading list?

December 17, 2007 at 9:11 PM
Maggie said...

Congratulations. A semester done, plus a dog and hot chocolate? Sounds about perfect.

December 17, 2007 at 9:19 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

The list is growing, slowly, but right now it consists of:
-- "Down and Out in Paris and London" by George Orwell (which I'm about halfway through)
-- "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly
-- "Slam" by Nick Hornby
-- "Sister Bernadette's Baring Dog" by Kitty Burns Florey

December 18, 2007 at 10:09 PM
Sisyphus said...

Hot chocolate is always a good thing.

December 18, 2007 at 11:25 PM