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Okay, so. My doc called me about 20 minutes ago with the results of the lab culture and it turns out I tested positive for Strep C. Or, at least, tested for elevated levels of Strep C (because apparently Strep C is one of those things we all always have anyway.)

So I get antibiotics! And may finally feel back to normal soon!

Woo!

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But WHY do I still have a fever? :(

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Still sort-of sick. Went to the doctor on Monday because I woke up with a really disconcerting feeling of having something stuck in my throat, when I in fact did not. Got a strep test. Everything's negative...it's probably just a virus...blah.

Running a fever of about 99.6. Which may explain why I'm so blah and don't want to do *anything*

I did manage to start on some simple copyedits on the diss, so that as least I'm doing *something*

In other news, Cassie's done with 3rd grade, and brought home a perfect, and I mean straight A+, report card. She started pretty bummed that school was over, which I totally get. But then Kass and I had her along yesterday for our lunch-and-pedicure date, and then I took her to have her ears re-pierced, and she's currently in the neighbor's pool. So I think she's going to be okay.

For archival purposes, have a first-day-of-third-grade and last-day-of-third-grade comparison under the cutCollapse )

Now, to decide whether I should keep working on copyedits (should), or cry fever and watch Scandal (want to.)

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It's still dance week...

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But it's throwback Thursday, so.

One of the things I love about having had an LJ for so long is going back and looking at posts like like this one, in which I record the beginning of Cassie's dance career, six years ago.

Her first show with the school was a year later, as she started in the summer and their shows run at the end of the school year. Here's a shot from backstage at that first show:



And a shot from last night, in one of four of her different costumes, during the dress rehearsal for this weekend.



Time. I don't know, man.

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Birthday week

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So I've been sick for the last week.

Wednesday and Thursday were the worst days. My throat was on fire and my fever got as high as 103 degrees F, but I never managed to take myself to the doctor because the last couple of times I thought I had strep it was a false alarm. Apparently I can have a strep-like virus that just knocks me out in exactly the same ways that strep does. The throat started getting better Friday, so I just rode it out.

I'm still having a bit of a head cold, but it's very much better now. And I've amused myself by getting completely hooked on Scandal. I binged-watched the whole first season and most of the second in the past week, and despite the fact that it's starting to wear on me, this crew of smart people with some really tragic bad-decision jeans, I still enjoy the hell out of it.

My birthday has always coincided with Father's Day, and for the past 11 years also with my wedding anniversary (on Saturday), which we are celebrating by attending another wedding. Also in the past 6 years by Cassie's annual dance show, which is actually happening on two separate nights because she's graduated to the big-kids' show), and also with the end-of-spring-soccer tournament day.

I think next week I might just sleep all week. :)

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O HAI

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So...this happened. Who's going to Vividcon? Whom do I get to meet? YAYS!

I know that I have [personal profile] kass to thank for this. She's pretty much the reason that I get to beta anyone's vids (because it's usually hers) and why it's not a lie to refer to me as a "proto-vidder" (because while I've had clip-by-clip vids floating around in my head for years, it's only recently that I've asked her to walk me through actually making one, and, well, we'll get around to that one day.)

I'm trying to beat down the imposter syndrome voice that's muttering in the back of my brain that I'm not really a professor yet. Never mind that I teach college and have done for almost 10 years.

ANYWAY. VIVIDCON! CHICAGO! I WILL BE THERE!

Now I just have to finish rewriting the whole dissertation again before August.

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Translation tumblr

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Hey, another post!

I've been meaning to tell you all that I created a tumblr this past semester, ostensibly to collect all the things I find online that I want to show my translation theory students. I'm calling it "tonightteatee" as a reference to "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut", which is one of our early readings. (ETA: Because our class number is 290T. Forgot to mention that bit.)

Anyway, it's random links to things that I see as congruent with the translation theory I teach, and if you find such things interesting, I invite you to follow it.

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*taps mic*

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Heeeeeyyyyy there. I've been disengaged from everything: teaching, diss, life, here. I'm trying to get back on the horse. So, have a random, stream-of-consciousness style list.

Beautiful girls' boarding school never called me, woe. I suspect that most of my ennui came from the fact that I am now living in the limbo between finishing the diss draft and getting a job. I do not yet have a job, and I haven't defended yet. Also, my advisor still hasn't read the two revised chapters I gave her back in February. Ennui.

However, I do have another year of funding and I've convinced them to let me teach something different this Fall (three years straight teaching the same two classes--while excellent classes--have also contributed to the ennui, I suspect). So. I'm teaching a lit class on digital culture this Fall, and I'm super excited about it.

I have to finish grades for this semester before I really dig into the syllabus though.

There was a fair amount of Mom drama before Easter, but I'm over it. Those of you keeping score can just note that it's more of the same shit, just a different day.

My brother is coming to visit for two weeks at the end of May! These are not unrelated factoids. Mom is only coming out here to see him for one of the weekends. Also not unrelated.

I had many thoughts about the Donald Sterling affair, mostly having to do with the fact that his son was a student at the boarding school where I worked right out of undergrad, 17 years ago, and was a total dick to me. If people are interested, I can give details in comments.

I think that's it? Spring has sprung, and it's soccer season, and I'm hoping getting outside more and writing again will help me break out of this disengaged place. Well, that and maybe not binge-watching Leverage while playing Clash of Clans on my tablet, for the double dose of serotonin and addictive habit-forming. But I'm approaching the end of the fifth season, so that'll be a good time to stop.

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Dissertation, mostly.

But it's not that I'm not online. It's that I'm only online in ways that seem, on the surface, to require less time from me. I'm on FB and twitter much more than DW and LJ these days, because somehow in my brain I've tagged DW and LJ (and definitely tumblr) as major time-suck, and so don't open them at all, while FB and twitter I feel like I can leave open and only half-attend to.

Anyway, hi! I'm still alive! Q turned 4 and Cassie turned 9, and we had Christmas and New Years and lots of things happened, but nothing earth-shattering. I'm in final revisions on the diss, and I have no job options panning out yet, but I'm working on it. I should be able to stay with my program one more year if I need to, as I'm in the 5th year of the PhD and so they don't need to kick me out just yet. Apparently the 7 years I took to get the Masters doesn't count in this context. :)

I gave my Sherlock Holmes-based talk on translation/adaptation/fan fiction for the translation theory class yesterday (complete with my very own deerstalker/pipe/magnifying glass costume that one of my colleagues gifted me this season) and they all seemed fairly well-convinced. It may be that I made a stronger case for the difference between what we do and what Moffat does boiling down to corporate power, or it may be the fact that I had them read about other (mostly non-Western) ways of conceptualizing translation first, but in any case, I'll take it.

I seriously feel like the last two months just drained away with no warning. I blame winter.

ETA: It's probably only fair to share a picture of 9-year-old Cassieface, since I haven't done so in a while, and her birthday was yesterday. What I shared on FB is under the cutCollapse )

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No One is Spared

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...Q was just sent home from daycare with a fever, and after vomiting at lunch.

Welp.

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More health journaling...

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On Saturday night, Cassie went from chipper to writhing on the couch and crying. After a few quick questions and taking her temperature, which was slightly elevated, I decided to take her to the ER. She was having sharp stomach pains on her right side. Also, there was a storm coming, and I didn't really want to wait to see if it got worse.

Cut for some talk of stomach and intestinal woes.Collapse )

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