Magical Lily Pads Shaped Like Butt-cheeks

I am running out of creative titles, so I decided to think about an ordinary thing, a lily pad, and try to look at it differently, butt-cheeks. Haven’t you ever looked at a big lily pad and thought to yourself, “Self, that lily pad looks like a butt. In fact, it looks like two butt-cheeks, but green. Perhaps it looks like Kermit the Frog’s butt-cheeks. If Kermit has butt-cheeks, are they round like a lily pad?” I have spent time considering far less interesting musings, so it doesn’t surprise me that here I sit trying to decide if Kermit the Frog—not the puppet because we all know there are no butt-cheeks on a puppet because someone’s hand is up its ass and all it has is a big gaping hole the width of its torso—the stuffed animal, or the real Kermit the Frog, has butt-cheeks. I am going to say, yes, yes, Kermit has cheeks, and yes, they do look, when viewed from behind, like a lily pad. Where the magic comes in, I’ll let you decide.

Today has been a good day. I taught, which is always good but could have been made better if more students had shown up for peer evaluations. I will never understand missing peer evaluations, because that is one of the easiest days in a unit. I don’t talk much, my students just spend the majority of the time kindly critiquing each other’s work. Even if you don’t have your work done, you can come to class and at least fake it. I will never understand skipping rough draft day!

Another positive thing that happened today is that we posted our flyers for Fat Friday Forum. It’s on Friday, September 26 at 3:30 in RB 361. At this Friday Forum, which is pretty near and dear to my heart, Sarah, Elizabeth, and I will be presenting work that will eventually find its way into our self-published chapbook, Boundary-less Bodies, which we will be distributing at a later date. Boundary-less Bodies is going to be about bodies, boundaries, and identity for the most part. I am pretty sure it will be a mix between gender, ethnicity, body size, sexuality, and dis/ability explorations. I hope the reading goes well, because my mom is coming to hear us read.

Finally, I sent the constitution to Jay, so he could put his seal of approval on it. Continuum should be up and running as an official organization by October. Until then, we are going to try to do some homecoming stuff, meet a few times at the MTCup, and possibly start organizing some other events, so we can get rolling right along when we get approved. I keep getting supportive emails from people, which is really helpful. I have never really even belonged to a social/political/professional organization (outside of teaching or English organizations), so I am pretty antsy about starting one! However, it seems like there are a few people who have some experience with this sort of thing that are more than willing to do legwork, but don’t want to be in charge. That’s fine, I can organize, other people can do! And, I promise to try not to micro-manage.

Life seems to be going forward, and Merideth will be here in two days!

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