Monday, September 20, 2010

Some days

Some days I really marvel at the fact that they pay me to do my job.

Today was one of those days.

I really like studying language, even when it is hard. It is like a great puzzle. One of the reasons I liked writing poetry so much when I was young (which begs the question of why I don't still write it, to which I have no answer because I hadn't even thought about it until just now...I'll get back to you on that one...) is because to do it well, you need a deep understanding of the language.

I'll admit it. I am a grammar geek. Dr. Price (of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism), if you are out there reading this, you are at least partly to blame.

Today, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, the temperature was perfect, and I was getting paid to do something that is really a lot of fun. Just amazing.

Also amazing was this little guy. I'd say he was a good five inches long...the quarter is there for scale. I moved him off of the sidewalk right after I took the picture so he didn't get stepped on. I can't believe one of the bazillion geese on campus didn't eat him.


Donna said...

You should have sent that creepycrawly to Malawi for the Cyberbones family - they're eating bugs this week.

Digger said...


Besides, wouldn't that have defeated the purpose of saving it from the geese and people's feet?

Nicole said...

I've thought about why I quit writing poetry, when I loved it so much...I think grad school kills it off!

Theses/dissertations and poetry are incompatible somehow. :)