In response to queries: am whacked out from long drive, but awake. (Woke up in Durham, drove to Dallas)
I have a job interview for a full-time position on Thursday. Picked the latest possible spot, because I have an unusual teaching method, and am hoping for an “overshadow” effect. 15 applicants for 3 gigs. I am eligible for 2 of those slots. Those are very good odds for an academic applicant pool. Tomorrow I’m going to prep the “teaching sample” and abuse the Bunny as a guinea-pig.
Delivered a lecture yesterday in Little Rock, same one as at Kalamazoo. It’s definitely getting a reaction. There’s a possibility I’ll be asked to deliver it again later this summer by a historical fencing group.
Accidentally ticked off the bro an’ sis with an answering machine message poking fun at them for the Cali heatwave. Normally, I “bwahaha” as an indciation of “Verbal smiley.” Sorry, guys.
Grandma is as well as can be expected considering the significant personal suffering she’s undergoing. Having been in high-level ongoing pain, I can relate.
Angela is cute and has lots of spark and energy. I have never seen so much sustained cute out of my younger brother in one shot. Can’t wait for the wedding.
Administrivia for the next semester continues — summerterm. I have about a week’s vacation now to spend with the Bunny, and am then back into the grind.
I’m sure there’s something else, but until I get a second coffee, I can’t remember it. Oh, yeah, Scarborough Faire, and hopefully working on the novel, plus a quiver and ~buffcoat, are May/June projects.