Thursday, May 24, 2012
In a little more than a week, I will be getting married in a shiny ceremony in a desert known as Las Vegas. I cannot tell you how excited I am not only be getting married, but also to be back in Vegas with The Librarian.
Of course, my summer semester at Park will also be starting at the same time (still exciting, but less so).
I figured, with such a momentous life occasion, I could call the professor (several weeks in advance) to ask to have work released early for me to complete sooner or to get an extension for the week's work. I already saw the syllabus, so I knew I would only need to find a work-around for a couple discussion pieces and the homework/readings.
The conversation was pretty productive. He seemed resistant at first, but then we came around to a plan that would give me the homework and reading early to complete, but then I would get an extension on the discussions (since those are driven by what the other students in the class post online).
Until he drops this bomb at the end of the conversation:
"Oh, by the way, just to make sure everything is on the up-and-up, send me a copy of the newspaper with your wedding announcement, just so I know."
Not exactly sure which part confused me more... that part where he thinks that my Vegas wedding will have a traditional wedding announcement... or that people still read the newspaper for wedding announcements...
I decided to look up what the local Paragraph Factory charges for wedding announcements and found myself looking at prices of $200-$1,000 to announce my love in the printed pages.
I think I will just buy a copy of the Vegas daily news and get a photo with The Librarian and I holding it up at the chapel...
That should do the trick...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The best advice on writing, creativity and life I have ever heard has only come from science fiction writers.
This is not to say that non-science fiction writers are full of crap... but rather that of the science fiction writers I have followed for years all seem to be the only ones coming up with brilliant things all the time when talking about how they have stayed creative.
God know recently I have felt the same way Gaiman does when it comes to success and happiness. I like to think we both get the same screwed up face as we wait for that man with a clipboard to show up at our front door and say, "It's all over. We caught up with you. Now you have to go get a real job." (Watch it at the 7 minute mark).
Watch the whole thing if you get a chance. It is pretty inspiring and it makes me want to go back see if I can find old copies of Sandman somewhere.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Get ready for a barrage of Hipster-rific photos and faded snap shots that I will shamelessly call art and post in every corner of the internt.
Is the internet truly ready for my out-of-focus cell phone photo genius? I am not sure either...