I am going to the Women's March on Washington on Saturday and I have a very bad head cold.
I don't have much else to say today.
Abby is here, visiting!
It's official: after three years of threatening to quit, I quit a month ago. May is my last month in the classics department. I have grad school applications (MFA Studio Art, duh) in at OSU, University of Georgia, VCU, West Virginia U, University of Oregon, Arizona State, and Colorado State. The boyfriend is coming with me, if I get in somewhere. Sergio says he put my application forward for printmaking, but OSU is currently broke* so I have no guarantee. If I get in nowhere I might try to intern with the Women's Studio Workshop in Kingston, one of our painting & drawing profs here worked there for more than nine years. If I do get into grad school, I'm trying to figure out a way to get money to go to Greece for part of it. I think there might be a way to cobble together Fulbright, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the Athens print shop. A lot of my work has been tying old Greek stuff to the Greek financial crisis, and it would be good to get over there and be more informed. But I am off to pursue art, whatever happens, next year. Keep your fingers crossed for me--the MFA has to happen if I'm going to teach printmaking, and I'd rather get it over with soon so I can stop being a perpetual grad student.
*$1.5 billion hospital, $444 million dorms, bloated administration. OSU has maxed out its credit. Bad bad.
Today's sort of a wash.
I fucking hate healing tattoos. That is all.
Today: work. Tomorrow: Teaching, paper progress (I have thus far made none) presentation for Anthony's seminar. Then sleep.
Took Friday and Saturday off from the gym to let my hugely swollen arm do its thing, but dropped in for about a half hour yesterday afternoon to do some quick lower body work. I didn't mess with my arm at all, except to do some pull ups. Today and tomorrow are also off so I can work. Hopefully by Wednesday I'll have something closer to a normal forearm and less dry, tight, burning leather.
Dan: So you're pumped for tomorrow?
I am listening to Mastodon in preparation.
I think there is approximately four more minutes of this that I can take.
That is the appropriate response.
1) The other sleeve should be water-based, and should involve a pelican and a lobster. I will have Seth Wood do it.
2) A Dave Cook drawing of something, somewhere.
3) Japanese mythological creatures: I want an itsumade and a baku. Maybe this will be how I fill in my back eventually.
4) Mandala armpits. This is either the best or worst idea ever.
5) I have to get a tiger eventually.