How did I spend my Christmas break? Ignoring the work in my bag and inbox. Rereading Stephen King (DOLORES CLAIBORNE, THE DEAD ZONE, and THE SHINING). Forgetting to return my Netflix (I swear, if it weren't for instant-watch, I'd cancel my subscription). Rereading THE DRESDEN FILES. And my favorite, dicking around on the internet.
I also read the new DEXTER and FULL DARK, NO STARS. About the latter: people have been bagging on "Big Driver," but I have an outright fondness for the way King writes his heroines. I think he's one of the few male authors who can write from a female point of view and not eff it up. He's come a long way since CARRIE.
I forced myself to grade the classes I have tomorrow by holding up the carrot of DOCTOR WHO. It's on instant-watch, and I want to find out the secret of Big, Bad Wolf.
I also need to work on my geek-cred. How can I even wear the badge if I haven't watched enough of the good Doctor to understand the references?
Then again, I'm the one who always messes up lines from Monty Python and has to stand there while someone else re-recites them word perfect.
To which I respond with a groin shot.
You know what's funnier than someone repeating what you just recited with the difference of a few words? That person rolling on the ground, gasping like a fish.
My goal for today is watching a few episodes and buying a desk calendar for school (cuts to the budget mean teachers have to buy their own).