Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bugs Bunny: Sheesh! I leaves ya alone for a minute...

Has it really been that long since I blogged. I must be feeling guilty about my writing so I avoid the computer at all cost. But now I am back and typing away. I've been working on a Powerpoint (death to powerpoint tyrants everywhere!) for my weekend trip to Milwaukee to talk about manga (I'm on Sunday!). It's going to be a whirlwind and I hope I can fill the numerous hours they are giving me. Probably just a forty minute talk and then questions. I think I can handle that. I'm no Steve Bissette though with his multiple slides about horror comics. Amazing to think that I could through a four hour show just riveted to my seat looking at images that deal with sharp objects plus eyeball.

So, what else is new? Hmm. I've booked a massage tomorrow night because my life needs to be full of much more decadence than it is. And I spent last Saturday at the local Tiki Bar with QOE and Johnny 10x. Despite the fact she served me Windex, I was able to hold my own at cribbage.

And I've been working. I gave a midterm exam today. I glanced through them and was pleasantly surprised by a kick-ass psychoanalytic reading of a poem they had to analyze. Gosh I'm so proud (an actual quote from me to a group discussing a short story "c'mon, people! What could be more Freudian than confusing sex with death!?!" They gave me a bunch of blank stares. I love my job -- eventually I will have to let them know that Freud is oh so out of fashion).

Still planning Alaska trip and having lots of family drama involved -- Fun! I think we plan to spend a couple days in Vancouver as my mother has discovered that there is nothing in Alaska. I plan on catching this fab exhibit there. Maybe I'll drag my niece along. I still haven't renewed my passport. I dread the picture taking, especially since I looked so young in my previous picture. Speaking of which, I need to take some pictures to load up to various things online. This, I also dread. Been thinking of picking up a digi cam for the cruise. And an Ipod and...whatever. Just too much to prep.

In other good news, looks like I will be in LA for at least three weeks. I got a "hey, this is not a contract, but we will probably be sending you a contract and wanted to make sure you haven't made other plans" e-mail. Anybody up for a visit to La-La land? I was toying with the idea of booking my plane ticket with frequent flier miles. I could even go First Class -- how absolutely decadent!!!


Elena Steier said...

Definitely go first class. You deserve a bit of decadence now and again.

It's fabulous that you'll be back in LA.

K. A. Laity said...

What a decadent life you are leading -- it will get you ready for L.A. I'm tempted to think about visiting you in L.A., but a lot of other things have to be worked out first.

Great to hear you're getting good discussions. I can't complain too much except about my creative writing class who seem to have no interest in actually being creative.

Good luck this weekend -- I'm sure you'll be fascinating. You have a great knack for the extempore. We're none of us Bissettes, but we can try.

Cranky Yankee said...

Have fun...be safe!

The Queen said...

Oooh, decadence! Go for it!

Oh, and not only did you win at cribbage, the Windex actually aided you in wiping the bar with me at cribbage!
And you didn't mention the crappy chocolate martinis I was too blottoed to make properly- you are so nice...
Have a great time and good luck this weekend!

Wendy said...

Thanks everybody for their comments!

**drinks a martini to decadence**

Kate: feel free to come on out if you can. Where I'll be staying is a quick bus stop from the airport. I'll be busy most of the time, but weekends are pretty free (and you can amuse yourself the other times). It would be awesome to have you as a personal guide!

Queen: I completely forgot about the martini, but I was tempted to reveal to everyone how you insisted we listen to Disney music the entire time.

K. A. Laity said...

Disney!?! Say it ain't so.

I bet everything I remember about L.A. has changed -- it's not a city to hold on to its past. Even Griffith Park has burned badly. It would be cool to see the places I used to live.

I'm on spring break and yet I am NOT drinking a martini. How sad is that?

Gene K. said...

Now that's an eventful life!

Oh my dear Miss Wendy, if there are any cool freebie-type things at Anime Milwaukee, would it be at all possible to convince you to consider picking up extras por moi? (Or even two of each, since I know my pal Mike would dig them, too...)

Also: I expect to receive a copy of your Powerpoint presentation and any text you might deliver, as well.

(And danke for the link to the Vancouver exhibit! Might I be allowed to sneak along in a luggage trunk so that I could see the show, too...?)