Um…

I thought my BitchBuzz column would be up by now, but it’s not, and I have been furiously busy this first week of classes — and paying for my summer of idleness — so here’s the lovely video for Robyn Hitchcock‘s beautiful song, “I’m Falling” from the forthcoming film about Brian Epstein. Sigh — he’s…

Crazy Haste

The next interview will be up later today; naturally, I have all the interviews at home while I’m here on campus and running like mad today, because I plan to head down to Bard to hear Liz Hand read between my classes. I will be announcing a new writing gig later this week. I just…

Extravagance

Sure, we’re supposed to be on a new austerity kick and saving money, etc., but somehow a little splurge now and then becomes necessary. Thus we wended our way to the Café Madison for brunch because well, we wanted to have a good meal. Even at the relatively late hour we headed over, the place…

Hail Monday

At least I was inside when the hail came — Gene was in the parking lot at the grocery store (the nice picture comes from Zimbop). Lights have been blinking here at my office, but haven’t gone out, so here I stay. Busy, so here’s some inspiring words from inimitable Dorothy Parker for your delectation:…

Boxing Day

Just taking a break from the numbing process. Today we need to box up everything that’s sitting on furniture large enough to have to be moved on the truck that we rented for tomorrow. Time to turn off the brain in order to avoid thinking about a) how much stuff we still have, b) how…

Ah, London

Today is the first day of the rest of the month, and for us it’s the beginning of the hideous process known as moving. This is one of the shorter moves we’ve had in recent years, so I ought not to complain, but it’s still a painful process best avoided by putting my fingers in…

The Gawker Excoriates You

This time, it’s all about your reading habits, and not that outfit you wear (you know the one). You can read about the original AP poll here.

Neglect

Apologies for being so neglectful of the blogs — I plead illness and the hectic week that my going away created. We had an all day symposium for the department Thursday which led to increased illness, as I was completely exhausted and feverish by the afternoon. All went well, as far as I could tell,…