What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

10 October 2011

Cries for Help

NaNoWriMo is three weeks away, my first round of grad school applications are due in seven weeks, and the end of the semester is looming just after that. Holy smokes.

All that to say: Guest bloggers wanted! Specifically for the month of November, but if you're burning to say something October-ish, let's negotiate. If you have something to say that's off-topic for your blog, you can say it here (unless it's X-rated or something). Or if you aren't a regular blogger but you have something to say that is too long for a Facebook post and too short to start your own blog, let's talk! Leave me a message in the comments, catch me on Twitter or FB, or email me at cheekysu AT gmail DOT com.

This has nothing to do with my
post. I just think it's hilarious.
So, my creative writing class. I need to nickname these people, because they are delightful-- I guess that's something to mull over. We've had our first workshop this past week, and suddenly all the awkward silences are gone as we chat and are much more comfortable with one another, thank goodness. Today's my turn to be workshopped. The problem with going in alphabetical order (and more specifically, with me being at the end of the alphabet): The comments have gotten progressively bolder as we've gone along, that is to say, less 'this is great!' and more 'fix this!' I'm a bit sensitive about my writing, just like everyone else, so I may have to go hide in the bathroom after class.

Also making my list of Awkward Things I'm Doing Today: I have a consultation this morning at the very Writing Center where I am a consultant, for that very creative writing story. It's going to be an entertaining conversation at the front desk as I explain: No, I'm not joking, look, I'm right there on the schedule. And after that, I'm going to a meeting with French Teacher in which he will clear up all my confusion about the French language so I can go forth and be fluent. Or maybe he'll just tell me how to pronounce a French 'r' and where the adjectives go. Either one.

Fortunately, my meeting with Chicago (linguistics teacher) isn't until Wednesday. Yes, it's Help-Me-I'm-So-Confused week here at Cheekyness. I'm thinking of just wearing that on a name tag on campus.

Are you doing anything awkward today? Do you want to guest blog during November? What colour should I make my "I'm Confused" name tag?


mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Probably fog coloured....if there is such a shade.
Awkward today? Well, it's cleaning day at thefeatherednest, the hubby is cleaning and I'm sneaking some time at the keyboard while he's occupied. Awkward if he catches me.

Su said...

Hee hee. Good luck! And I think fog-coloured would be perfect. Now, to find a foggy nametag...

Jenny said...

Definitely doing something awkward today- going through my closet and deciding what actually fits vs what I want to fit and then what to do with it all. Get rid of it, hang it up, fold it, pack it away for next summer, etc and so forth. Some of these things have to actually be tried on to decide. Trying on clothes while keeping your 3 and 6 year olds from interrupting you right at the moment you're in your underwear and they are fascinated with your wrinkly post baby (the 3 year old) belly fat. Yeah, a little awkward. lol

Elizabeth Twist said...

Wooo! NaNo and grad school apps? Go, you! I've done grad school in English lit - if you need any help, let me know.

Liz said...

Awkward. Going out to cover for the cross country coach only to find a coach already out there. I guess that was awkward (but since I got to go home early, that made up for it).

I'd do a guest post for you, but I have nothing interesting to say.

Su said...

@Jenny: Defs not my favourite job... but I've never tried it with a 6 & 3 year old hanging out nearby!

@Elizabeth: Thanks! I'm doing my best to get ahead before November happens. *fingers crossed*

@Liz: Getting home early makes up for a lot of awkward. ;) And I know for a fact that you have interesting things to say!

Jenny said...

I gave you a blog award! You can get it here . :)

Su said...

Woohoo! An award! :)

Karen Peterson said...

I'd love to help, but I'm doing NaNoWriMo too!

I hope your workshopping went well. I know how tough it can be to hear criticism for our work. Necessary but tough.

Su said...

Thanks, Karen! It went really well. No crying in the bathroom required!