Friday (Productive) Musings

I came to school today for my last new faculty orientation meeting. It was scheduled for 9:00. At about 9:45 we all became suspicious of the fact that someone had forgotten about us. We were right. While I’m pretty good natured about these kinds of things, mostly because I planned to here anyway this afternoon, I can’t help but agree with one of my colleagues when he made the comment “this underlines the dysfunction that is______(fill in school)” The institution as a whole is experiencing growing pains, but hopefully those will smooth themselves out in the upcoming year.

Yesterday, cut up the preface to my thesis. Literally, I took a pair of scissors, and I cut it into twenty six separate paragraphs. This is mostly due to the fact that I want to reorganize it, and it is two difficult to try and do it on the computer without having a visual map first. After I finish typing this blog entry, I plan to continue reordering it and then I have to come up with names for the sections. I always struggles with prefaces or introductions. I did with my Comp and my Master’s thesis and now with my MFA thesis. I’ll be glad when I can send it out and not worry about it anymore.

I’ve had cause over the last few days to ponder the issue of aging. I’m still thinking it over…
We’re going to see Evil Dead the Musical at Theater on the Square Saturday night. I’m looking forward to it. It’s the first show I’ve gone to see in awhile.

The following blurb is from Theater on the Square’s website:

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, its not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit. EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.” Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.

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