Monday, November 30, 2009

healthier than productive

sunday blues are gone and monday business is here. today i made healthiness top priority (after teaching, of course), and decided to back burner the 1,000,000 papers i have left to grade. so i grocery shopped for the week, went to cardio blast and made a nice dinner. we had lemon cous cous, sauteed veg, and grilled mahi mahi, and some garlic naan. very tasty. and i just had two pieces of my mom's homemade fudge which i adore and which reminds me of my childhood.

but now it's 10:40 and i'm exhausted and slightly headachey. so papers will prolly sit around until tomorrow at which point i'm going to have to get pharmaceutical to get these bastards done (by Wednesday, as i promised). it will happen though, since all i have to do tomorrow is teach at 2:30. will park it at vienna and grade and write for the rest of the day. i really do love my tuesdays.

and next semester will be off the charts cool because i'll only be teaching from 3:30-4:20 mwf. how bloody amazing is that!?! with a schedule like that, there's no reason not to finish my dissertation by may. i'm gonna be a writing monster, for reals. and hopefully a job getting monster.

i'm still finalizing my syllabus, but it's an intro to fiction class that i'm going to do transnational / world lit style. it'll focus on journeys/quests as a theme and i think i'm gonna do revenge quest, quest for love, and journey to adulthood. maybe sounds weird right now because it's a little undercooked. what does not sound weird tho (to me) are my books! i'm almost sure about doing these guys:

The Dew Breaker, Edwidge Danticat

Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat?, Maryse Conde

The Lover, Marguerite Duras

The First Man, Albert Camus

Changes, Ama Ata Aidoo

Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

yayys! got two african novels, two caribbean, two bi-cultural french pseudo-memoirs, one latin american novel (which i've decided is transnational enuf since it takes place in a 'port city'). the only challenge i foresee is freaking out with excitement for all these new novels to prep, and letting the class take up all my times. but i'm too happy to care.

now to do something school related before i put face to pillow.

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