In celebration of the time off, we spent the last few days in Baltimore. There'll be -more on that tomorrow, since I haven't the energy to upload the pictures right now.
So, a small list o' stuff while I finish up the several tons of laundry that the trip seems to have produced:
* What I need come spring.
* Maureen McHugh applies the 10,000 hours idea to fiction writing. What she said also applies to non-fiction, imo. One of the great advantages of working for a paper, whether daily or weekly, is that you have to write buckets of words on a regular basis, which means that you can build up the hours and get paid. Of course, you have to have logged enough writing time to be competent enough to get hired -- but that is a discussion for another day as well as yet another reason to write as much as you can in and during college. Which my students don't seem to believe -- they seem to think that writing is something you can learn through listening to lectures about writing.
* Mochimocki's MIL is a cross-stitcher after my own heart. And I'd pay for a bunch of these designs, plus any that Mm comes up with.
* I might be the last to jump on the Happy Meals & Happy Hour bandwagon. Glad to be on it, tho.
* Finally, some shameless promo: a feature I did for the local almost-daily that asks if "you are better off this year."