Vulcan’s Peak

Weekend with the Pug

October 11, 2007 12:13 am

My boy was here for the weekend!

I took him to a poetry reading his first evening here. The readings are a regular thing, and the graduate students from both the publishing program that I’m in and the more traditional MFA program can sign up to read for about fifteen minutes. It’s held at the school, and the audience is mostly made up of the same pool of grad students. Anyway, I’d let myself be talked into being one of the readers for that night. It went really well! There were maybe fewer people than there might have been because of some subway problems that evening, but there was still a decent crowd, including a bunch of my poetry and publishing classmates to introduce Pug to. I read five or six poems, and the audience was appreciative.

The other big event was that we went to see Wicked on Sunday night! It’s a great spectacle show with a few especially hummable tunes, and we really enjoyed it! Compared to the book, the show restructures the plot entirely (and twists the ending to make it much lighter), but in general it does manage to stay true to the characters.

And of course in between, we had a great time wandering around the city, hanging out with my roommate and her boyfriend and being out usual silly selves.

On the job front, I’ve heard a resounding silence from one place, but the medical journal had me go out to their corporate office and interview with HR last Thursday. So now they’re doing background check-y sorts of things, ferreting out the deep dark secrets in my past… Right. Last I heard, the process is going smoothly — and I actually got a pleasant note from one of my references after they called him.

Another happy: my roommate and I decorated for Halloween this evening. Life is good.

5 Responses to “Weekend with the Pug”

Tae wrote a comment on October 11, 2007

Sounds like you guys had a blast. 🙂 And I’ll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for the journal honey (not like we’re expecting them to find your secret evil plottings or anything….). ;p

Sarah wrote a comment on October 11, 2007

We like medical journals. And ‘On My Own’ is lots of fun to crack your voice on.

Pug wrote a comment on October 11, 2007

Once I’m done with Fables, Wicked is next. 🙂

Odette wrote a comment on October 11, 2007

Thanks, guys. 🙂 And I do love Les Miz.

By the bye, Pug — I should have sent Wicked back with you, as I’ve got my copy up here! You can have it at Thanksgiving if you don’t know someone in your neck of the woods who’s got it.

Pug wrote a comment on October 12, 2007

Alright, Odette. Thanks!

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