Since I made the decision to postpone my comps, I’ve blogged less, but I have been writing. The Placeblogger.com launch should happen in a few weeks and you’ll see an article from me up there.
The Carolyn Ellis class I am taking continues to be fascinating. We’re writing a narrative and I hope I can make it the opening chapter of my dissertation. I’m slightly worried that I’m veering toward the personal, but right now I just want to write that way and see where it goes. All of the reading we’ve done for her class blends in theory very well albeit slightly but the writing still leaves a major impact, and that’s what I’m aiming for in my diss. I know the other chapters will be more rhetorical and theoretical, so let me have my intro and tell my story, OK? Heehee. I don’t mean to be defensive to a nonexistent critic, but I guess I foresee having to defend some of my choices in the long run. What else is new?
Other than that, October is shaping up to be a very busy month. Seeing David Sedaris speak next week then 3 Pet Shop Boys concerts–WOOHOO! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving with the parents as their house is getting an addition put on and it’s always exciting to see their new home grow, whether it be structurally or with the 3 kittens they have running around now.
My kitty Sweetness continues to be a joy and she’s even found a nice group of friends on MySpace: White Cats Rock! Hilarious! 🙂
OK I am off to grade papers and continue reading Final Negotations.