The Prof Rides Again!
One quick post before I wing off to South Beach for a long weekend conference thingy.
To answer some emails: Yes, more stories are to come about uni-life. But between my freelance assignments (some really juicy ones have come my way), the public speaking I've been invited to do, dealing with the book and all that -- my blogging has slowed down. Sorry about that. The blog must be fed! And sometimes I don't even get to the computer until midnight or after. Since my obsessive need to complete five or more games of Scrabble Blast! online kills a large chunk of the nighttime, it's often the wee-est of hours before I start the bloggage. You know how it goes.
Two news items to report:
I have secured a teaching position for the Spring 2006 semester. Another adjunct job (is there any other kind of college gig these days?) at a lovely local campus. I'll be teaching film criticism. The people there are kind and generous. The students are great. I've guest-lectured several times there, which is why I got the offer. I won't mention where it is exactly because of the little gremlins at my former campus who seem determined to toss great lumps of merde in my path everywhere I go. Have I mentioned the harassing phone calls? And that the student making them is so dumb (and probably drunk) that she doesn't realize her phone number pops up on the Caller ID everytime she punches in my digits?
Second item--I've been invited to join a panel on women and blogging at the South By Southwest Interactive festival (aka SXSW) in Austin next March. More details to come on that. Looks like a fabu weekend down there and I'd love for some of y'all to attend so I can meet you face to face.
Please leave the merde at home, though.
Oh, yeah. I had a great lunch with "Dr. March." Away from campus, he's really funny and relaxed. We yakked about politics and ate French food at a sunny sidewalk cafe. Couldn't have been nicer.