Nice Words

Nice Words

I received a random e-mail today from a student I worked with earlier this year.  It was really nice. 

I just wanted to let you know i am very thankful for “taking us under your wing” and giving us that great advice, thanks for answering aaaalllll of my questions and always having that fun spirited personality!! when we were at the meeting the first day i felt like jack must have felt (this is my titanic example don’t laugh) when he has that dinner with rose and this lady (I totally forget her name lends him a suit and tells him he can borrow her son’s and takes him under her wing and gives him all of that great advice) . . . well hopefully you remember . . . .  


While I’ve never quite seen the role of me played by Kathy Bates, I’m sure glad the student chose to think of me as Kathy Bates in the “Titanic” role as opposed to her in the “Misery” role.

Getting Away

Getting Away

This weekend’s getaway was to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Things I learned while there:

  • Coyote Cafe’s much touted mojitos are not Santa Fe’s finest–that distinction belongs to those at the bar at the Inn of the Anasazi;
  • It is best to run around the streets where the fancy art galleries are after 6 p.m.  When everyone’s gone, it’s easier to play with the art; and
  • Hand-crafted Pez dispensers are kinda cool and a bit creepy.

Fancy Pez

The full album of photos here.



I’m not a huge Justin Timberlake fan, but the man did an excellent job hosting the ESPYs tonight.  His song and dance routine running through the year in sports was laugh out loud good. 

I won’t ruin the show for those watching Sunday by revealing winners here.  Instead, I’ll leave you with the question that kept me amused all night–why did so many non-award recipients in attendance dress to the nines?  It’s a sports-themed event!!  We were two of four people in the whole theater who got into the spirit and wore sports team jerseys. 

Underdressed?  Perhaps.  But, definitely more in the spirit than the women in super short cocktail dresses or the guys who thought that gold satin suits were a good idea.