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Sunday, September 30, 2007

like the sun on my face

A warm glow was everywhere this week, as we all finally began to live scheduled lives again. Don't get me wrong--a month of free time was a welcome thing, but it's nice to wake up in the morning and know what happens next. It was weird to go back to school though. Even though I've been teaching for four years, and I was prepared for some things (like how much of a disaster most 18-year-olds are), returning as a student again was still a strange feeling. But strange in a good way, like the first time you eat something truly new.

Posts all over the place this week--the ubiquitous (albeit cute) photos of Roosevelt (video this time too) lead the pack, like always, but also two posts in MEGO, one in California Scheming, and--believe it or not--even one over at Punk Planet, which actually expands on the previous paragraph here and talks about, among other things, burning my hand on a soldering iron.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Well, that's settled

Finally feeling settled in our cabin in the woods; the runs to Target have fallen into an every-other day routine, instead of an every-other hour fiasco. Getting our bearings in this new area we call home--an area so concentrated with wealth and extravagance that every corner you turn gives a new reason to gape anew. Every corner also gives you a new reason to remember just how little you fit in, with your worn shoes, dirty car, and screaming child.

Much of the blog action fell on the shoulders of young Roosevelt this week, with 1-800-Roosevelt seeing multiple updates a day thanks in part to learning how to hook my cell phone up to the blog--all sorts of excitement just floats right in out of the air now. My Eyes Glaze Over also saw an update this week, a brief discussion of the New York Times decision to end TimesSelect. And California Scheming also got some love, with a couple new Craigslist ads, including one racist children's book for sale.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Life, part two

Two-thousand miles now separate me from where I used to live to where I now live. Come Wednesday, my home in Chicago will belong to someone else, so returning isn't an option. It's a strange new world, but it's an exciting one. Most of the blog action this week has come in the form of 1800Roosevelt, with lots of photos of the boy in his new surroundings. Also of note, a summation of our drive out on my Punk Planet blog. Finally, a whole new blog has been added to the list: California Scheming, where I look at my new surroundings through the lens of Craigslist.

Punk Planet

My Eyes Glaze Over


California Scheming

Geek Tours

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