1. Today on the bus, I realized I was listening to three french women talking and was understanding about 50 percent of what they said. The odd thing was, I barely realized they were speaking in french until after a couple of minutes had passed. Apparently my four years in highschool and one semester of college skills haven't atrophied as much as I thought.
2. Today's grocery delivery included the most luscious. plump, bag of sweet cherries I've ever encountered. I had to fight to keep from eating every single one before I left for downtown. I will no doubt finish them off as soon as I get home.
3. Today is the college's Manifest celebration and we've been working hard cooking up some freebies and vending machine goods to promote the Aesthetics of Research project, including some goodie bags that were only handed over to the best answers to the question "How do mermaids reproduce?"
4. In other mermaid news, I'm formulating a plan for our next anthology project (in fact what I hope will be a continuing series of book art projects.) which may be a box or may be a sheaf, but will include things like broadsides and prints and chapbooks and whatever else we can dream up. And not just for mermaids, but other things in the future like science and Japanese horror movies and all my other favorite topics. More like maybe a monograph (in pieces) devoted to a certain subject or theme. It'll be in the vein of the Cornell project and Billet Doux and Rebecca Dunham's Fascicle. Keep an eye out for a submissions call very soon.
5. Another semester has come to an end and I will be decompressing this weekend (well, after Saturday's library shift) with an end of term drinking excursion and a cookout on Sunday. Bring it, summer. I've been waiting on your forever.