Reid and I had a very nice weekend (despite the fact that there was some pretty impressive rain on and off all weekend which made it difficult to cut the grass, which still has not been done and which is soon going to cross over from cuttable to jungle).
Friday night we went and saw "The Dark Knight." It was good, though definitely darker than Batman Begins. I think they're definitely setting up for a trilogy, following the vain of Star Wars. The first one was a lot about the young hero not knowing how to fill the role he was thrust into. The second one is dark, with friends and support slipping away and leaving the audience in a bit of a sad state. I told Reid that this makes me very happy, because then the third one should have cute furry animals (hooray Ewoks)! Right?
On Saturday we prepped for a get-together with friends that we had at our house that evening. Since it threatened (and delivered) rain all day and evening Reid had to grill under the little awning of the garage. But otherwise we had a lot of fun and got to meet a few new faculty members and their significant others (and reconnect with a few that we had already spent a little bit of time with). My hope is to be more social this year!
And Sunday... well, frankly not much happened on Sunday. It was a rainy day as well. So there was a lot of book reading and a little bit of movie watching.
And now it's the week. My last week before I go to Maine. My last week before being thrust into a new semester. My last week to work on a paper that I have been supposed to be working on all summer long. And yet, I keep putting it off. I think a part of it is that the paper is for possible publication... and I just don't know that I'm that good of a writer... and if I start and get stuck then it will be confirmed! And I think the other part of it is just that I'm being stubborn because this is my last week of vacation and I want to spend it lounging around, reading my book for pleasure because I know once school starts pleasure reading has to come to a grinding halt.
Tomorrow I go into campus for a few meetings and some photo-copying and errands. Then Wednesday and Thursday I am going to make myself write... sure I am... if only that Diana Gabaldon wasn't calling me...
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