I just felt like posting about the good week I'm having so far. Sunday I read Watchmen in one sitting and am pretty impressed with myself. I didn't love the book, but I know why, and I think that is valuable. There are things that bothered me, but I'm sure they were meant to bother me and so I appreciate that a lot.
At any rate, I think reading for 7 hours straight helped get me into the reading mood. I was able to work yesterday without pulling out my hair and today I did all my reading before class in the morning and worked on reading and grading tests in the evening. I think I went from 7:00 am to 7 pm without stopping. But I feel good about it all, and I plan on keeping up the momentum tomorrow and Thursday because I have a lot to get done.
In other good news, I found out that I'm teaching Humanities 101 this Spring term! YAY! I'm incredibly excited about this because it's pretty much my second chance. I feel like I screwed up a bit the first time, and with my accident and everything I know that I didn't have the best semester teaching. Plus the fact that I didnt figure out what the heck i was doing until the last few weeks of class. I also practically begged for the job, so when I got the email today as i was walking accross campus it was all I could do to not jump up and down screaming with joy. Finally, something I wanted to happen happened. I'm glad I begged.
Tomorrow I'm going to see Andrew Bird in concert, whom I love dearly, and I'm going with some of my favorite people. I should be good times. I hear he lives on a farm in Illinois. I don't think I could be any more in love with him now that I've seen this photo.