Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What Just Happened?

Ohmygod, my whole world just shifted. But first, I'd like to send a little shout out to everyone who doesn't read this blog -- mainly, my students. Yes, yes, although you forget about me the moment you leave class and attach your cell phone to the ear without the iPod earbud, I continue to wonder about you and your progress. The spring 2008 semester is over, and again I find myself actually wishing I had more time with my students. This semester, I taught American literature for the first time. It was fun. I enjoyed a wonderful class of students: Julie, Aaron, Melissa, Jessie, Michael, Will, Gabby, Lila, Laura, Sierra, Sarah, and even Cody, just to name a few. We discussed many important literary, uh, things, but most important was the discussion about Marlon Brando's "hotness" in A Streetcar Named Desire. Certain students found him intoxicating, I think. Anyway, it was a great class.

Now, in my own life, I recently bought a house and found out that I am going to be a father. Holy crap. You work toward these things, then they happen and you're prone to think, "What have I done?" But I'm thrilled about the house and I'm ecstatic (and a little nauseous) about the baby. I just hope I don't break it.


m said...

so maybe i don't need to finish editing. Seriously, i never bought you for a liberal-you're too level headed. and micheal moore is reaching. but the kid will change your politics forever. it'l great-i'll probably laugh a bit, but it'll be a good type of laughing-the kind that as someone who's done this, it's nice to others do this-that kind of laugh.

Jefferson Pitcher said...

Somehow, I haven't broken mine yet, so there is hope. Thought of you today as I sat looking at this little human in my life and grew very excited for you. It seems to have made everything in my life a bit bigger. More expansive.