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Oh, Atlanta

I’m sitting here, laptop open at the Atlanta apartment. Unable to access the Internet, unable to access my voicemail (I really need to do something about the latter). As I went from L’ville, sat in the airport there and then flew the little over an hour to get here, I read a bit over 100 pages of The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore. As promised, it is very funny, revisiting some of his favorite characters (Hooray for Roberto the fruit bat!). The majority of revisited characters and, indeed, a revisited setting are from the one other of his books I haven’t read, i.e., The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. After this, I must track it down.

I’m struggling to get motivated for my move. I need to contact movers & figure out to pay for it (UIUC will reimburse me, but I have to come up with it first). Actually, I’m struggling to get motivated in many, many ways. My writing has suffered (as you likely know if you follow this journal), and I haven’t been reading so much. I did finally finish Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. Of the ones I have read of his so far, it is my least favorite. It is probably a bit dated, and it seems to target a younger audience. But a weak Pratchett is better than many others.

And now I’m flying to an interview for a job that I don’t want. Philly is a wonderful town, but I’m excited about UIUC. I like the idea of being in a smaller community, at least for awhile, and close to L’ville. I committed to this interview before the UIUC offer, and I need to go to get reimbursed for the ticket. Besides, I’m curious to see how other law schools do things since at UIUC I will help implement a new legal research program. Besides, the law library community is small; I will meet up with these people again at the annual conference, especially if, as I plan, I get involved with AALL more actively. And someday I may need a different job.

I’m not sure why I can’t get motivated. I should be more excited than I am (although I am excited). It’s just transition, I suppose, and feeling overwhelmed by all I have to do before I start. That’s it, I guess. Soon. Soon.

So, in other news, for the past couple of days, my sweetie has received numerous posts in her LJ, asking for memories from her friends. She keeps wanting me to do one, but I haven’t. And there’s 3 very good reasons. First, Valentine’s Day is coming and I don’t want to diminish it by being too sweet this week. Second, I have many wonderful memories of my sweetie that I cannot or will not with the public at large. Third, the one I’m most inclined to include is just a couple of days old. I was having difficulty sleeping and she was going to have an early day. So I got up for awhile until I felt ready for sleep. When I came back, she was sleeping soundly, the blanket wrapped around her but slipping from her back. As she lay there and I moved in beside her, I had one of those moments when the full weight and depth of my love for her struck me. Simply, it was overwhelming. I’m very lucky.

That’s about it for now, I suppose. I’ll sit here in Atlanta for another two hours before heading to Philly on a two-hour flight. More of The Stupidest Angel. Thank God for books.

Books read 2005: 6

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mrsbowlert
Feb. 11th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
It is so awesome that the two of you are so in love. It makes me happy. Hold on to that feeling...its priceless.
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