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Sunday Salon: Crayons & Eggs edition

April 12, 2009

The Sunday Salon.comHappy Easter everyone! (Ah, Easter. The day Zombie Jesus rose from the dead in search of sweet, delicious human brains.) Also, Happy middle-of-Passover! Or, if neither of those are your style, Happy Beginning of Spring! Or, if you live somewhere aseasonal, too far north for spring yet, or in the southern hemisphere, happy Sunday!

I feel like I’ve been totally absentee this week… it’s been one of those weeks (week and a half) where it feels like you can’t just *sit down* for more than five minutes at a time. Between teaching stuff, research stuff, and general personal stuff, I’ve been running at near-top speed all week, which means that a) I haven’t got much reading done, and I’m only slowly catching up with my Google Reader – I think I’ve made it to last Tuesday – but I’m determined not to hit “mark all as read” this time.

Anyhow, things get easier – or at least a little less hectic – from here through the rest of the semester, which will be great. I don’t know how much reading I’m going to get done today… brunch with my parents this morning, plus I need to be boiling eggs in preparation for my Easter party this afternoon. Two of the parties that I throw annually involve food and art skills – Christmas cookie decorating, and Easter egg decorating. Gives me an excuse to break out my crayons and paints and pretend I’m six years old for a few hours.

(Oh, and in unrelated news, I popped my head into the library booksale yesterday to see if anything good had turned up, when the following thought process happened: “Oh, I’ve read the first book in this series… and man, this cover looks familiar… hmm, should I get this? I shouldn’t be adding to my TBR, but this does look good… oh. Oh wait. The reason it looks familiar is because I donated THIS EXACT COPY to the booksale last week.” *sigh* At least I realized it *before* I re-bought the book, though.)

How about you, readers? Celebrating anything fun today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2009 9:57 am

    I love your Bert and Ernie eggs!

  2. April 12, 2009 10:04 am

    Happy Easter!

  3. April 12, 2009 12:03 pm

    I love the Bert and Ernie eggs! And your library book sale story is fabulous. At least you remembered before :)

    Happy Easter.

  4. April 12, 2009 1:20 pm

    Happy Easter! I think your story about the book you almost re-bought is great! :)

    I finally emailed you back. I promise to be a more reliable correspondent.

    Have a great day!

  5. April 12, 2009 1:38 pm

    I love the idea of an egg decorating party. Have fun!

  6. April 12, 2009 3:57 pm

    Cute eggs!
    And too funny about the booksale! Us poor book-a-holics….we have issues. ;)

  7. April 12, 2009 4:10 pm

    Love your eggs! Ernie and Bert are so awesome! Re-buying an old book sounds oddly familiar to me, I did just that last week during a little book buying road trip I ended up unpacking my buys and finding that I’d gotten 3 copies of the same book and a book that I owned about 3 years ago (notes on the blank back page in my own handwriting) d’oh!

    Happy Easter!

  8. April 12, 2009 5:07 pm

    lol! I had never heard the Zombie Jesus thing, but I keep seeing it everywhere today. I love your eggs. Happy Easter!

  9. April 12, 2009 5:14 pm

    Hurray for Zombie Jesus, what about the Flying Spaghetti Monster? What a great idea for a party. I hope your coming week is less hectic!

  10. April 12, 2009 8:05 pm

    Pretty eggs! We went down to the shore today to picnic and hang out with the family. It sure was windy and a little chilly though!

  11. April 13, 2009 4:47 pm

    “Ah, Easter. The day Zombie Jesus rose from the dead in search of sweet, delicious human brains…”

    Yep, Jesus was a cannibal corpse. Cool beans!

  12. April 13, 2009 5:20 pm

    Your eggs are lovely! I hope you had a great party. =)

  13. April 13, 2009 7:51 pm

    DoB – Heh, me too – I was such a Sesame St. kid growing up (well, still.)

    bermudaonion – Thanks! I hope you had a good one!

    KT – Remembering before re-buying the book is such a small point of pride in an otherwise embarrassing story, but I’ll take what I can get.

    LitHouse – No worries, I’ll get back to you tomorrow.

    Memory – I’ve found that as much as everyone scoffs, people get very serious and artsy when the crayons and dye come out.

    Amy – But at least we have a nice community support group so that we know we’re not alone with our issues! :)

    Joanne – Wait, you bought a book that you’d owned previously when you were away from home? Not at your local used bookstore? How’d that happen?

    Nymeth – Well, I figured that was maybe slightly less inappropriate than wishing everyone a happy Eostre and suggesting celebrating the arrival of the annual fertility festival by shagging like rabbits. :)

    Gavin – Well, the FSM’s main holiday is really Talk Like a Pirate Day, no? And that’s in September…

    Ladytink – Oh, that sounds nice, wind or no!

    chartroose – The cannibalism was more Good Friday, though, right?

    Meghan – It was good fun! I hope you had a nice weekend as well!

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