And in other news...

Well, the wind hasn't stopped, but it's amazing how one night of super high winds will make you feel like 30 mph gusts are a nice, quiet change of pace. Still, I managed a full night of sleep last night with an odd dream that I somehow talked my way into playing piano for Tom Waits in spite of the fact that I can't play piano. I did okay, though, until I the stop in Nebraska where Tom got mad at me for trying to play and flirt with a girl in the audience.

No one wants to get kicked off a tour in Nebraska. Not even in - maybe especially in - their dreams.

In more interesting news, I just received my copy of the edited collection my most recent chapter came out in, and it looks spiffy. And - I didn't know this before - I'm in the book with a bunch of people who I'd drool about being in a book with. Many of the names I cite are in the table of contents with me.

And my 3rd year review crap is done and ready to go in - now with a spiffy copy of my book chapter.

And I'm listening to this in my office and hopefully it won't piss off the neighbors.


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Belle said...

Yikes. Nebraska. That's the cold wind. Sneak back on the bus!

Congrats on getting that review thing done, and major kudos on the chapter!

January 31, 2008 at 8:11 PM
Notorious Ph.D. said...

Congrats on the book chapter! And you know, having a dream with Tom Waits in it automatically makes you cooler than I will ever be. I won't even mention the last Famous Person to feature prominently in one of my dreams, but let's just say that it would be enough to brand me as a geek for all eternity.

February 4, 2008 at 3:24 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

What's weird is I've no idea why it was Tom Waits. I hadn't been listening to him recently or anything. Maybe it's the secret desire to play "Long Way Home" with him.

It's also pretty rare to have that style of dream - I tend to dream film noirish sorts of things usually. And I can't recall ever having a celebrity in my dreams before.

So now I wonder who your celebrity was - I mean, we're all geeks here in the blogging community, after all. =)

February 6, 2008 at 1:14 PM