I’m going to an STD conference over Spring Break! Yesssssssss!
Okay, STD (in this case, at least) stands for Sigma Tau Delta, so don’t feel like you need to ply me with condolences just yet. Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, of which I’m a member, and the conference is in Minneapolis next week. I submitted a short story, it was accepted, and now I’m going to the conference to read it. Aloud. To other people. It’s kind of exciting.
And one of the main speakers at the STD (teehee) shindig is Neil Gaiman. That’s right, Neil frakking Gaiman. He was on the Colbert Report recently, which made my heart smile more than usual (and, let me tell you, it smiles a lot….especially during the Colbert Report).
Well, I best be leaving soon; I have two papers to finish (ugh)—on The Brothers Karamazov and Lolita (yea). I gotta say, I love me some Russian authors. Although, my paper on Brothers K is about the anti-Semitism in Dostoevsky’s works. For shame, Dostoevsky. For shame. He was a great writer, though. I highly recommend Crime & Punishment. In turns it made me shed tears and laugh aloud—and there were a couple passages that were genuinely frightening. Seriously, I had flashbacks of the more disturbing scenes from Twin Peaks (Bob, anyone?).
All right, I guess this is good night. I’m flying up to Minnesota next Wednesday, so I don’t know if I’ll have a post up. We’ll see.
Until next time, my lovelies,