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That thing called "a life" (i.e., I didn't know I had one)...
Aside from spamming you with pictures of my new fish and having lots of migraines, I haven't been up to all that much recently. Ever since handing in my thesis and getting the new temp gig, I feel like time's slowing down. I have so many submissions hanging fire at the moment, both poetry and fiction, but none of them are in a hurry to come back. I went to Roche Abbey today, but neglected to take my digital camera, so there's no photographic evidence.

Therefore, I thought I'd invite questions about weird little aspects of how I've been spending my time lately. Anything, really. If you're as bored as I am, then you can ask me whatever the hell you want about life, the universe, and everything.

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I can send you copies of the Roche photos once I get them uploaded, if you want to add them later!

That would rock, thank you!

Do you read in bed?

Also, do you keep your computer on a desk, or do you use it on/in the bed, too?

Edited at 2010-05-03 08:09 pm (UTC)

Curiously enough, no! Not on a regular basis. Only when I'm ill and unable to move from said bed.

I don't keep my computer on a desk. I stash it on the under-tier of our glass coffee table, so when I use it, it's either in my lap or propped on the arm of the sofa. I rarely use it in bed (again, usually when ill or laid up for some reason).

Are you reading any fiction at the moment? Are there any books you'd recommend?

I've been reading all the U.A. Fanthorpe poetry I can get my hands on.

If you had to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island with a fictional character, who would you like it to be?

Preferably someone who wouldn't be in danger of dying on me, so...well. I'd want Aziraphale and Crowley. Can I claim they're really two halves of a cosmic whole? ;)

Preferably someone who wouldn't be in danger of dying on me

Good point. *g*

I hope the long weekend was nice and restful!

And this: I'd want Aziraphale and Crowley. Can I claim they're really two halves of a cosmic whole? has to be the truest statement ever.

Ooh, a question. Other than Chagall, are there any other artists you really like?

If I can't have them, then I refuse to go to the damn island ;)

Vermeer! Sadly, I can't afford to hang anything of his on my wall...

I don't blame you one bit. Think of all the fun trouble...Not to mention they could miracle up anything else you needed. :)

Ooh, fabulous choice!

Tell me the three most aesthetically pleasing objects that you think of upon reading this comment. For extra credit, explain why they appeal to you, or what made you think of them.

Well, there are three always in front of me from where I tend to sit when using my computer: a junonia shell, a tiny three-legged pot I bought from an artist on Etsy, and my cactus. Pottery, shells, and plants are things with which I've always liked to surround myself :)

I've never asked, always assumed: you are planning to teach at the university level professionally, correct? Or are you planning to write/research, instead?

Part B of this passel of questions: Did you go straight from your master's into your doctorate, and did your master's thesis end up becoming your dissertation? (I ask out of personal interest as I weigh my own graduate education options. :)

Your fish, by the way, are lovely and I have enjoyed them vicariously through your pics! This is for the best, as I am almost sure I would not be able to keep fish of my own alive. XD

Yes, I'm planning to teach at the university level. Obviously, I plan to keep writing on the side, however, and most people who teach at the university level are also expected to continue research and publication anyway!

I went straight from high school into undergrad into M.A. into Ph.D. No gap-years. I'm not sure if I think this is advisable, but if you can sustain the energy and are stubborn enough to pull yourself through, I say go for it.

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