Monday, February 18, 2008

Ready to come home

I should probably use this time to tell you about my adventures in CO but I'm tired of sitting in the lobby of the hotel by myself to use the free wifi. Which I didn't learn about until today, the day before I leave for home. Some random thoughts regarding this trip:

Traveling alone sucks. JW got sick and stayed in LA at the last minute.

The Omni Interlocken hotel either must be the best job in the world in CO or else they drug all the employees with Prozac daily. They are way too happy. And I mean Waaaaay too happy. All the time.

I am not a fan of housekeeping trying to open my door before 8:30 on a Monday morning,

New American Cuisine is not as scary as it may sound. It's actually quite tasty.

When flying, be sure to stock up on cold meds. Especially if your hotel is in the middle of BFE.

Read the entertainment and info guide they send out before going somewhere. That way you won't pay $87 for a taxi ride instead of $22 for the super shuttle.

Going to a conference by yourself sucks.

I love my discipline. Where else can someone talk about Spiderman and 9/11 and Jem and the Holograms all in the same day. And be taken seriously. (Meesh, i wish you were here). There was also a paper titled, "What would Jesus Smoke?" about freedom of speech. And that one comes out of my department too.

Alright, thats enough for now. I am counting down the minutes until I can come home safe and sound. Fingers crossed, no delays and I land in LAX at 4:00 p.m.

Ciao bella.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Goin' to CO

Yup, that's right. My flight leaves at 4:35 for Denver, Colorado. Gonna participate in the Western State Communication Association conference. Gonna be on a panel about teachin'. Cuz its all about the teachin'.

I had a funny blog planned about my recent (and first) bout with the flu but I don't have the energy. I am hoping that my decision to go on this trip does not turn out to be a bad one.

Oh, and I got my first semester teaching evals back. One of my classes thought I was a good teacher, the other class though my lectures came across as condescending. I haven't finished reading that class' eval yet, I have to teach at 12 and I can't let it mess with my head. Ah well, win some, lose some.

Signing off, Marz.

Monday, February 11, 2008


My stomach is making noises like

No Bueno...

Sunday, February 10, 2008


something just jumps out at you when it is least expected.

"What we experience is most often whatever needed to be expressed, whether through story, gossip, or humor on the one end, or poetry, novels, or films on the other"
- D. Soyini Madison, Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance

This is the book I am reading for my Performance Studies class. I really like the readings for this class, even as I am concerned about keeping up with the assignments.

Better go, more writing and grading to do. Happy Sunday night!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A House Divided

After Super Tuesday, our Democratic household is split down the middle. I'll let you guess which generation voted for which candidate.

Monday, February 04, 2008


I'm still at school. For that damn class I assist with as my service assignment to my department. The above picture is how I feel about it all.

Either shoot me or let me gouge my eyes out. *sigh*

Sunday, February 03, 2008


So, I guess posting once a month is the best we can hope for. Some things that have happened in the last few weeks:

*Had my first assignment for my Performance Studies Class - go to a bar and perform a ethnographic study. Gotta love graduate school.

*Got some great news, a paper I submitted for my conference in March was accepted! Yay! Another thing to my CV. Also, I think I forgot to mention that I am attending a conference in a couple weeks in which I will be on a roundtable discussion about teaching. Slowly but surely, I move towards the future.

*My new boss still rocks. We had a organizing/calendering 'party' on Friday. She loves office supplies as much as I do. I get to order more office supplies in fact. He he he. The GAs are still trying to schedule a coffee hour. We are aiming for Thursdays but we are all still creating our schedules for this semester. We moved our team meeting so things are still in flux.

*As for the student leaders I work with, the candidate we had couldn't accept the position after all and the other two stepped down before the retreat so we now have 4 open spots to fill. But everyone has been pitching in and we have some candidates to consider. The interview committee has been created (yes, I am on it) and I will be calling to set up appointments this week. We are on a roll.

*The retreat went well. A couple of rough spots and we forgot a couple things but we were able to take care of it at the last moment. Some of the young men make my blood pressure rise, part of the job.

*Things are not looking great for my girl Hillary. Super Tuesdays is this week, my fingers are crossed for her.

I have to go to bed but I will post again soon.

Oh - and if I do say so myself, I made a kick ass flier for the Barbie Chronicles. Getting it printed was another story but it looks awesome. One down, 5 flier to go.