lunadelcorvo: (Casavir (NWN2))
Part of the problem with my posting here lately is that I'm not doing much to post about.

So, let's see. I finished making a regency era outfit for a gentleman friend of mine, who serves tea at a Jane Austen festival. It kind of got my sewing bug up and active, which is good, since I am contemplating actually making a costume for WindyCon. (I am terribly excited about this costume, even though I know I will be very lucky if more than 3 or 4 people will recognize it. Story of my life - people rarely get my 'brilliant' cultural references. Sigh.)

Yes, in November I am going to WindyCon, a huge SF con in Chicago. This was my home turf back in the day, so it will be both interesting and strange to be there again. I am taking the Niblet and it will be his first con, so he's very excite. I really hope it will be the way I remember it. Hubby is going, too, and I don't know how that will play out. He went with me once, years ago, and spent most of his time being irritated at all my friends and the flirtation/innuendo going on. And he's never been quite as fannish as I have always been, or it seems, as my son has become. We'll see.

I have been writing a lot lately, and even have a couple short pieces up around the 'net. (If anyone is interested in Neverwinter Night-inspired semi-smutty fanfic, let me know. I'll spare the rest of you.) I am also working on a larger piece, originally intended as an exploration of the characters in the game, but it has grown to novel length. (Literally, 65K and still going). And here I though NaNoWriMo would be hard, but I've spun this out in about three weeks, though I am far from done. (I may have to NaNo this year...)

I am getting ready to tech a one week summer camp on graphic design to middle school students next week. I know this stuff cold, but I"ve never taught middle school kids, so it should be interesting. It pays well, and summers are lean, so it's worth it no matter how it goes. WIsh me luck.

In fall, I will be teaching three classes (one freshman-level, two junior, one of those an accelerated night course), and taking two. (Hmmm, given that, and since both WindyCon AND NaNo hit in November, maybe that won't work after all. What a stupid month to have NaNo! LOL)

Lastly, my garden is in a shambles because it is just too f-ing hot to get out there and muck about with it. And that's about all of it.


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Things I need to remember:
• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

Historians are the Cassandras of the Humanities



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