So the reading was lovely. Mom and Dad and Uncle Ron and Aunt Mary Ellen came up for it. I was fourth out of five readers and was a bit nervous, but not too much. I'd originally planned on reading the short story and a few poems, but everyone else was going so fast
only only taking ten or fifteen minutes out of the theoretically-allotted twenty so I decided to just go for the story. Wendell (a prof and head of the creative writing program) gave me the most touching introduction. I'd write it down for posterity but a) I can't remember the whole thing an b) no one would care, really. But he was very complimentary about my writing and about its versatility--he mentioned that the two stories I workshopped didn't seem to be written by the same author. (Yes, that's a good thing) Also that the dead baby story gave him goosebumps.
Squee.( Look! It's me! And the head of whoever was sitting in front of Dad. )
The actual reading of the story went well. I wasn't too monotone and I only stumbled once. I've received a few compliments since then from attendees I've passed on campus, so it seems I can score this one as a hit, not a miss! And then the girl who went after me read a hilarious story called McCourage. I might e-mail her and ask for a copy because is truly was teh funneh.
The rest of the weekend was fun if sodden. In keeping with the craziness of Ohio weather traditions, eighty degree days segued into a deluge on Friday and Saturday and big thick puffy snow all day
Sunday. Bah. sarcasticval
came down to see our friend Jay at the University Film Organization's event. He was here as a fancypants guest speaker since he's successfully transitioned to LA. (And he's worked on Veronica Mars, too. What is with
me knowing people who give me this weird two-degree separation from the bestest show this season?) He's met a fair few celebrities and I questioned him further.
Me: So is Lindsay Lohan a ho?
Jay: *pause, reluctant regret* Yeaaaah...
He also did work on Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Me: So are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie doin' it?
Jay: I want to say yes.
Ah, pointless celebrity gossip. It puts the lotion in the basket.
Later Val and I headed out to the mall in Perrysburg and I got a copy of FFX (played it, but want to actually own it) for twelve bucks. They're selling FF X-2 for ten bucks. Go figure.
Sunday was pretty calm. Val departed, I played a bunch of City of Heroes, I went to visit Abby and jester_x
and their adorable new kitty Tink, who is a TOTAL CUDDLEWHORE. My kinda cat, yo. Tonight I'm finishing up my final project for Rodney's class. It's going pretty well; I'll post thumbnails or something here when it's done.