I bought a really great pen. It's a Copic 0.05, with replaceable tips! No longer will I have to throw out my super-expensive pen after each use, or use a complicated marking method to determine how far gone it is. I love Japan! And just as soon as I plunked down the 600 yen (pen + refills) my creative impulse has put me back on the path of pen and ink, old school nibs and all. Feels like college again. It's been over a week and I havent used the Copic pen yet.
Also, I started my new job! I am employed again! And you know what this does to me, fills me with all sorts of bitter hatred of people, my life, time, money. It's the only thing that's ever truly inspired me.
The best part of my new job is I have less than six teaching hours a day. But they're split up in such a way to make it feel like 12. I do have a lot more freedom with the curriculum at this school and that keeps things interesting. Especially when I spend a night watching rented Grey's Anatomy DVDs instead of making up lesson plans. They only have up to season two here, so I have no idea if Meredith choses McDreamy or Chris O'Donnely and what happens to Dr. Burke after that gunshot injures the nerves in his hand. And I will ban you from my blog if you spoil it. Mostly because I dont want people who watch Grey's Anatomy here, anyway.
In other happy news, Liz is coming in March. No accompanying sarcastic comment.