Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December in Review

Alas, I have been relaxing SO MUCH that I have not had time to update this blog in ages. Some of the update-obstacles for December include:

1. Catching up with American pop culture by watching important movies like Soylent Green, Natural Born Killers, The Stepford Wives, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

1a. Considering blogging about The Stepford Wives but then reverting to item #2, below

2. Sleeping for ten hours at a time

3. Visiting far-flung family

4. Baking and eating lots of Christmas cookies (MLA Air Diet be damned!):

5. Generally ignoring the fact that I have several MLA interviews (appropriately fitting suits be damned!) plus a paper to deliver to the masses at a Saturday panel

6. Loading my new Kindle with free nineteenth-century literature downloads

6a. Considering reading some of these texts, but then reverting to item #2, above

7. And working my slow way through Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist (Review to follow, if I ever finish reading this virtual doorstop... Er, the doorstop metaphor for heavy books does not seem to work with the Kindle version. Huh.)