14 December 2006

Trees sold separately.

I interrupt today's intensive recommendation letter writing and short story portfolio grading inservice for a glimpse at the headshot that will appear on Prairie Fever.

Subject is obviously suffering from acute prairie fever

I now have a copy of the cover--and the text--and I am so dazzled and excited, but beating back that excitement because first I have to grade stuff. Yesterday I ended up writing a new poem instead of finishing the grading I had hoped to do. This weekend I will be working from a remote location where I have purposely not asked for the wi-fi password. I will grade, damn it. Somehow this will all get done by Sunday evening.

A student this morning remarked that I don't look goth in my author pic, and I think that is a really good thing. Today isn't Halloween, after all.

8 comments:

Justin Evans said...

You look great!

John Gallaher said...

Hey, that works!

That's a hard look to pull off. When I smile for photos I always look like someone's drunk cousin at the family reunion.

And then I try the half smile, but my face is rather asymetrical, and I look evil. Pure evil.

Penultimatina said...

I always look evil. Especially when someone has stolen my clock.

Good thing that happened after the author pic...

Hee.

brandijay said...

You look fabulous! It's perfect.

Charles said...

You belong on Top Model. Every photo of you is your best shot.

Bailey said...

According to popular American recording artists Ministry, every night is Halloween.

Frank said...

What's next, Bailey? Are you going to quote from your other favorite Ministry song "Thebes" or their salute to Joe Montana "Just One-Six"?

Penultimatina said...

roflmaopimp (and coughing).

Bailey is going to extract her revenge for this public roast, methinks.