Saturday, April 12, 2008
Posted by Derek Mueller at April 12, 2008 4:40 PM
- Congratulations to
Billie for crushing the competition in the fifth annual E.W.M.
'em thingamerbob. I had to wait a few days to announce the
congratulations because I wanted to be mathematically certain I was out of
the running. So I finished tenth? Tenth: that's behind someone who
didn't pick a champion and someone else called "Booger."
- Slowly I am recovering from yesterday's round-trip car ride to Buffalo
for NEMLA, my first ever MLA experience (regional or otherwise).
Alex's paper gave me a lot of
good ideas to think about, the panel was well-received overall, and I think
my paper came off alright, even if I didn't field any questions directly
about it per se (I did chime in on some other stuff in the Q&A, such
as multi-modal composition and demonstrable proficiencies).
- JetBlue has won me over as a
long-term customer. How? Well, after last week's return-from-N.O.
debacle, not only did they put me up in the JFK Best Western (I mentioned
this earlier in the week), but on Thursday they sent me an email telling of
a reimbursement voucher for the full cost of the trip, which I can use in
the next year toward trips to Louisville, San Francisco, or wherever.
- Every so often I think about dropping out of Facebook.
- I took a couple of other photos while I was in New Orleans: another of
822 St. Charles,
repairs order. Said I would post them and so they are.
- Coming spring and summer of '08: Berthoff L.O.A. Series Cup
bolo toss. Watch for it. It's going
to be b-i-g BIG.
- I am, for the rest of the day, suspending all thoughts about planning
for the week ahead. In any possible order, it's a week that will involve
(some but not all) of the following: getting my RSAct in gear, revising C.
2, revising that article, cooking up a little MayFest promo video for
the Writing Center, and drafting on C. 5. The video is marked urgent.
Plus, I have ten hours of consulting time due this week and a couple of
other back-burner things yet to do. All of this while everyone else in
the house basks in Spring Break (I'm not saying they don't deserve it, of course).
It's terrible that you finished tenth. Even more terrible is that I finished behind you. But yay Billie!
Next year I will finish higher than tenth (all the more likely if Billie takes great risks and selects--oh, I don't know--maybe one two-seed).