I really should not be blogging right now. Work is piling up faster than you can say... um... "Work is piling up." And I'm beat-down exhausted from all sorts of bits of life. But I had to say something.
I'd like to do a long post about the medium that is blogging, and the ways in which it is fabulous and the ways in which it sucks. And perhaps I still will, at some point. But I will say this: One of the bad things about blogging is that to retain readers, you have to keep on some sort of reliable schedule. If I go too long without saying *anything*, I'll lose readers. (Not that I have all that many readers anyway, but the principle is the same.) So even when I really don't feel like blogging, I have to put out the effort and get something posted.
Right now, I really don't feel like blogging. But in the interest of keeping readers - especially readers who comment, *ahem* - I will give you this little snippet: five people who've made me smile in the last 24 hours.
Mocha Momma, who complimented my shoes. She thinks they're pretty - isn't that cool?
One of my students, KS, who said I was her idol. Of course, she was saying it because I'd openly mocked another student, but it was all in good fun for everyone involved. Really, I swear.
Seeser, who is just good at making me laugh even when I'm all sorts of snotty, dribbly, sobbing mess. Thanks, Turdy.
CC, who called my writing "english major-y." I decided to interpret this as a good thing, especially since I was, in fact, an English major.
And finally, OP, who gave me a "phantom hug" in class today, which was not at all phantom-like, as I could see him the whole time and the hug was completely real and tangible. But still, any hug from OP is fine by me.
Thanks for the smiles.