As per usual, I'm in Detroit for Movement 2007: Detroit's Electronic
Music Festival. It's wet and rainy but still awesome. Sadly, no coney
dogs yet. Photos are going to my Flickr as I take them.

Greets from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Apparently my DNS hosting fell over sometime yesterday. Propz to Tom for alerting me to said falling over. It has hopefully been sorted, though propagation throughout the Greater Webs will take a day or two.

Virginia’s pretty chill. I was unprepared for the sheer amount of mountains, even though I was ostensibly enrolled in an Earth and Atmospheric Science course that dealt extensively with mountains and whatnot. I don’t think a single road in the state is flat or straight. But I’m okay with that.

Spring 2007 is CANCELLED, finally. What a mess. Not exactly Worst. Semester. Ever. … but it certainly wasn’t a walk in the park.

As this is my last summer in Lafayette for the foreseeable future, things are going to get out of hand, and quickly. I managed to fall off a porch in the wee hours of last Saturday morning, if that gives you an idea. Onward and upward!

Not so much with the finishing of the NaPoWriMo. I got pretty distracted around the middle of the month. Add in the usual end-of-semester crunch and I fail at writing a poem a day. I did revise “25 Things I’ll Miss About Purdue” into something resembling my usual Boilermaker poetics; it will appear here in the near future. Also, the final tally for the Ekphrasis Challenge was 21 poems against 23 artworks, which really wasn’t too shabby. My favorites among those drafts will evolve during the revision process, I’m sure.

I’m supposed to be studying for my last in-class final at the moment, but instead I’m reading poetry collections for a paper that’s due tomorrow night. There’s been a lot of beginning of the end in the air lately. Some of my storylines are finally starting to release me. I guess this is as good a time as any to say that I’m pulling up stakes and moving to Virginia by the end of the summer. I guess this is as good a time as any to say that I’m really excited about it. And anxious. And concerned. And a little bit in awe of myself at what I put in motion last fall coming to fruition. And both happy and sad for my life here coming to a full stop.