Thursday, May 13, 2010


Well, as of last night, the Spring 2010 semester is officially over.  Thank goodness.  I got all my papers done and turned in on time, and am now just waiting for grades.  I thought the grades were due by Friday, come to find out they're not due until Monday, so the wait will be a bit longer than I thought it would.  I'm dying to know how I did.  Right now, I feel pretty good about my comparative lit paper, which I wrote over The Lais of Marie de France, ask me again after grades are in and it may be a different story.  For now, everything that can be done has been, it's just a game of waiting.

I'm just so glad the summer's here, I'm exhausted and need a break.  I'll be working all summer, full-time for Demand Studios, but I won't be going to school.  Between now and August, I'll have nothing to do but work.  We are going to West Texas next month, but that's an entry for another time.

Last night we went out to coffee with Nikka, Melanie, and Joey, which was a nice, sort of celebratory fairwell tot he semester.  Afterwards, Matt and I went to Melanie and Joey's to watch a movie.  It was an okay film, but it was nice to hang out with friends without the weight of something to do hanging over us all.    Today, it's rainy and gloomy and amazing here.  As the first day of my break, I'm spending the day doing absolutely nothing.  We've been watching movies and listening to the thunder, and being lazy.

I have a horrible crick in my neck, which  I woke up with yesterday.  Matt put some Icy Hot on it last night and I think I'll get him to do the same today.  It's not how I was hoping to feel on the first day of my break, but freedom is freedom, even in pain.   For now, I'm going back to the movie.  We're watching "Dangerous Beauty," one of my favorite movies.

Oh, we also got "Daybreakers" and watched it when we got home last night.  It's a good vampire movie.  It's been a long time since a good vampire movie came out of Hollywood.  It was somewhat unconventional, and though I still prefer the more traditional vampire movies, I really liked it.  It wasn't scary, as the box would have us believe, but it doesn't need to be, either.

Okay, I'm off.   I hope to catch up on my blog visits today or tomorrow, but no promises.  I'm so damn tired lately.  Good afternoon!


  1. West, Texas, or west Texas? I don't want to miss the WestFest this year!

    Planning on working on either of the novels this summer?

  2. West Texas, to Plainview. It's in the panhandle. My grandparents live there and we're going to see them while my folks are out. When we lived in Waco, we were really close to West, TX. We used to live at TSTC Waco, in family housing, and from there we saw a Tornado rip through West, TX. Far enough away not to be affected, close enough to see it happening. Crazy southern weather.

    As for the novels, yes. I am, but I don't know which one. I'll probably work on "Remembering Tomorrow" but I'm also planning to edit the first novel I wrote. As is, it's absolutely tragic, but with some edits, I think it could be good.

    How's the novels coming along on your end?

  3. Welcome back to your blog! I missed you! I am glad you made it through Spring semester alive. Good luck with the writing gig over the Summer.

  4. Thanks, Shannon. Glad to be able to engage in things I enjoy again. Having the summer off is going to be amazing!

  5. Have fun out in western Texas on your trip next month!

    All's going well on my end, at least at the moment!

  6. Hi Kristyn, I just checked in because I know Jodi and Shannon enjoy your blog. I work with Jodi. I watched, "Daybreakers" last night myself and really did enjoy it. The entire twist of finding the cure the way they did was great. I'm not sure I enjoyed all the blood, but it was a vampire movie! Blood is to be expected. Just stopping in to say hello. Have fun with your summer time off. Relax, play, and enjoy.

  7. Hope that crick in your neck is feeling better--those are brutal. :-(