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Friday, March 20, 2009

Get Thee to the Christian Book Expo

If you happen to be in the Dallas area, stop on by the Christian Book Expo at the convention center tomorrow and/or Sunday. Discount codes for online registration are available from local Christian book stores, but even without the $5-10 off admission is still worthwhile. A friend and I stopped by today; got a bag of free books; had chats with fellow writers, an acquisitions editor and an agent; sat in on some good panel discussions and workshops. Plenty for both writers and readers.

Attendance was sparse (though it was a workday), so help bring the numbers up so the industry will be back next year.

Two days of Spring Break remaining...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Atomic Spring Break

Picked up the third season of Moonlighting at Half Price Books for $12. Included in the set is the Taming of the Shrew episode, "Atomic Shakespeare." Unfortunately I'm teaching Julius Caesar, so my students will likely miss out on the immortal line:
Doth bears beareth?
Doth bees bee-eth?

Petruchio Dave does quote the "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" line from Caesar, so maybe I can make it a Where's Waldo/Spot the Marc Antony Reference assignment.

Still five days left on break. Went house hunting today. Tomorrow: Six Flags!


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Break Has Broken Like the First...


Dang it, where's Cat Stevens when you need him?

Anyhoo, Dina, Phil and I are all on Spring Break together this year (last year mine was a week off Phil's). Not a whole lot planned. Six Flags. Looking at houses. Maybe driving up to the Oklahoma border so I can add another state to my "been there, seen that" map. Friday is the Christian Book Expo here in Dallas (well, the whole weekend; I'm just going Friday).

Mostly it's just relaxing and resting up for the Bataan Death March that is the final eleven weeks of school (no breaks at all in April, none in May until the 25th).

Eight more days of not-school. Aaaaaaah.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Free Drink's a Free Drink, Baby

... and free fries are a bonus.

Free small drinks and fries at Jack in the Box till midnight tonight.


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Friday, March 06, 2009

Just Because It's All You Can Eat Doesn't Mean You Have To

Or does it?

Went to Red, Hot & Blue for their AYCE Salad and Stew deal.


That said, I'm looking to be miserable again March 10th.

Hat tip to Julia for the Jack's coupon.


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