‘get on the burrito train!’

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my first meal at chipotle’s new west lafayette location.

i have four (4) invitations to vox, six apart’s new blogging service [still in lovely beta]. if you would like one, drop me an email at the gmail address mentioned a few posts back.

also, exponential is making its return at Blogging Boilers, though in a much more abbreviated form than its original incarnation. do i look like i have time to write a daily summary of The Exponent right now? hell, i shouldn’t even be writing this post–i should be over at HSSE researching long poems! um.

‘i really want some beignets.’

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a mint julep at an empty crawdaddy’s caps off a long first day of Fall 2006 Week 1.

could someone from the googling-for-lauren-crowner crowd please tell me where i’ve been linked? drop an email to tankgirl at gmail dot com. thanks.

EDIT 21:00 EDT: WLFI is reporting lauren crowner is “in critical condition and not expected to survive” due to complications after a car accident on july 31. i can’t find anything on the web to link to right now.

EDIT 22:35 EDT: i’m encoding WLFI’s 6:00PM report now. it’ll be posted to youtube in a few hours.

EDIT 23.8.06 01:35 EDT:

EDIT 23.8.06 02:00 EDT: WLFI’s 6:00PM report mentioned earlier is now on youtube.

‘i didn’t die!’

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the three states in which poems can be, as described by don platt in today’s ENGL 396H creative writing honors workshop.

to explain this photo further: i’m taking a creative writing honors workshop with don this semester. in a few days, the poetry students in the class will have conferences with him regarding various poetic-type issues and whatnot. he asked that we bring all our poems. he wrote the list pictured above while explaining what to bring.

this is my paraphrase of that blackboard: “near completion/”solid”” describes poems that we feel are our best work. “in process” are poems that we’re in the process of crafting. “?” would be poems that, in my words, are complete trainwrecks that may be worth cannibalizing for parts. as a working poet, i have poems that fall into all three categories. looks like i’m going to be doing a lot of printing.