First off, I’m sorry it’s been a while. I’ve been traveling to this conference in DC for business, then for pure pleasure in NY, and ohmigod the Giants (S.F. Giants!). But wow, it’s all happened. This blog is clairvoyant.
What do I mean?
- “What do Andres Torres and Ian Kinsler have in common?” Not only are they both medically exempt users of ADHD medications, but they’re both now in the World Series. As far as this blog is concerned, it might as well be the Ritalin-bowl. (Called it!). Also, I heard the announcers again discuss Torres’ baseball success attribution to meds (this time on TBS during the Atlanta series).
- Also, um … Mad Men! No, Betty Draper did not develop an addiction to laced household products (abundantly available in the 60’s) but Don did run into Midge, his bohemian artist dalliance from the first season (first episode—Don Draper’s very first affair!), and she developed a heroin habit. (Called it!) Kudos to Mad Men for getting a little dark. Funny how it took 50 years of chiseling away at censors for us to make a critically acclaimed show like this about the 60’s that everybody who seems to remember that time hails as “accurate.”
The DC conference was really cool. New York was a lot of fun. So much so that I got a cold (Lohanesque party-induced "exaustion" no doubt). Now I’m back teaching high school this week and our freshman English reading book is "Catcher in the Rye" pretty much the most badass book I could possibly hope to teach 9th graders.
Oh yeah, and my dissertation? Travel and poster preparation took me a little bit off schedule, but now I actually sat down with my advisor and made a schedule, so that's a plus. I had to do a little data analysis for my poster. This was the first time I've really seen my data since interviewing the subjects themselves, and I must say, I've got some pretty good, pretty juicy stuff. More to come.