I have to be honest with you. I am whipped. The trip to Florida did me some good. I returned Sunday evening and spent all day today (Monday) getting stuff ready for school. I had to get school supplies, my student ID, some more books, a new back pack, and some other shit. I love the feeling of new pencils and notebooks and pens. I guess that's why I am an aspiring professional writer, as opposed to, say, a gay-for-pay pornographic actor.
The excitement level about my return to academia is pretty much as high as it could go, I think. I am pumped. I can't wait for class tomorrow, and I am not totally certain that I will be able to sleep tonight because my mind is really racing about all of this.
Just so you guys know, I finished Twilight over the weekend, and I will be posting reviews of it thrice this week.
"Thrice, he says?" you might be wondering.
That's right. Thrice. From three different perspectives. The first one will be from the perspective of an actual vampire. The second review will be from a young American girl's perspective. The third review of Twilight will be my own assessment of the book and it's literary value.
I don't want to give you too much information on that now, so I'll just stop there, and tell you about Florida.
An accurate rendition of me in Florida over the weekend.
I don't have too terribly much to report about my trip to Florida. I took some photos, and presumably those will end up here soon enough. The trip was not all leisure, and the matter that I was attending to was one of a more personal nature. As such, I won't (yet) burden you guys with the details. I will tell you that I have come back to Longmont with a clearer mind. I feel a little more serene, and I definitely feel more equipped to jump into this school thing.
Panama City, though, it must be said, is a fucking natural furnace (as you can see above). I really missed this beautiful dry crisp Colorado air. Mostly 'cause I kept randomly bursting into flames down there at the drop of a hat.
Other things I missed:
-My beautiful girlfriend (who started school today again).
-My personal toiletries (I am very particular about the products I use in the bathroom).
-My cat (who missed me mucho).
-And of course, writing this little blog here, and reading everyone else's blogs.
Just a couple other items to whiz through here before I hit you with the photo of the week. First, I have added the "link exchange" section to my "sites I like" page. I added links there and elsewhere on that page, so check them out at your leisure, and remember that you can find your name on the link exchange list by linking to my blog first, and then e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking me with the URL and a blurb about your blog. If I have overlooked you (I received quite a few e-mails on this, some of which may have fallen through the cracks) or if you are already linking to me, let me know so that credit can be given and we can keep growing this blogosphere thing until it becomes self aware and murders us all in our sleep.
Also, I've been noted at another blog. "The Loaded Handbag" is the title of this blog, and I think everyone should run over there and check it out. The blog post in question can be found here.
Lastly: (this one's for the gentlemen) if you keep your penis inside of your pants, but just flip your balls out over the top of your pants, exposing them, and then walk up to people and say "check out my new belt buckle", directing their eyes to your misshapen bag of goodies, you will get some awesome reactions. Laughing will ensue. I promise.
And now.... the (belated) photo of the week....
Let Jera, my girlfriend and the photographer, know what you think. You can see this photo, and some others in the related series, at her blog here.