Saturday, July 15, 2006

summer, subs and specs

it's been hot here - and i am not happy about it. i am not a fan of heat, and especially not when it's muggy, in a city. i am glad i only teach from 8.30 to 12.30 because it is no fun in a room full of computers.

our plants are about as thirsty as i am, but they are doing fine. see for yourself!

i got an acceptance note from hiss magazine - four of my poems will appear in their sanity is a one trick pony issue. they considered me as a featured poet, but decided that - while the editors liked them - some of the poems i sent as an additional submission were too far from their theme (see i am not so weird after all), although one of those poems replaced an original choice. i'm thrilled to be part of hiss again!

i am sending out more subs, and have started a round of 30/30 though i doubt i will last long.

today we went out looking for glasses for my husband, but i thought that once i am there i might as well look for a pair for me, and i actually found some. and i had always believed that type of specs would never suit me (though i wished they did). i was wrong. i will post a pic in august when i actually have them.

song of the day, because i heard it earlier on and it is stuck in my head now: gypsy kings - bamboleo


lorguru said...

congrats on the pubs and the specs and for daring to start another round! I am on day 4 and was about 99% sure I was going to drop out today, but with this news, I may give it a try. Maybe your work will inspire me. No, nevermind, it will just make me feel unworthy!!!!

lorguru said...

PS I LOVE today's song!

michi said...

lauren - no reason why you should feel unworthy! i hope i don't have that effect on people!




Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Good news about your poems at Hiss Quarterly. Hope you do will with your submissions.

SarahJane said...

hi michi-
i want to do 30-30 again too, after vacation.
congrats on hiss!


um, disheveled?