It’s nice to be zombiefied for a little while in the middle of finals! I’m taking the day off, because otherwise I would lose my mind. This is my last finals week ever, which is surreal. Are any of my readers also going through finals hell?
I stole this post format idea from Danielle Hampton, because it works so perfectly for all-around updates like the one I’m about to throw at yinz (Pittsburghese).
Watching: Steve and I have been going hard on RuPaul’s Drag Race. I keep trying to convince him that I would make an awesome drag queen, but he insists that you have to have male genitalia. (Psh.) I’ve been watchingThe Big Bang Theory alone a lot, because Dr. Sheldon Cooper is my raison d’etre. I wish I could say that I’ve seen something erotic lately, but that’s not the case. Maybe I’ll try to find some of Tristan Taormino’s stuff later…
Listening to: Pittsburgh’s best radio station, when you catch it at a good time slot, is definitely WYEP (public radio). They played “Where Soul Meets Body” on my way home the other day and I couldn’t believe that it had been almost two years since I heard Death Cab perform that live. I don’t know that I’ll ever find albums that mean as much to me as Death Cab’s Plans or Tegan & Sara’s So Jealous, though their album The Con is a close third. It seems I’m caught in a musical state of arrested development.
Planning: Christmas! I just bought Steve’s gifts this afternoon, and I’m almost caught up with everyone on my list. I have 2 secret santa gifts to grab and that should be it. Besides gifts for a certain little someone. Steve and I are planning on driving to St. Louis with his sister and her fiancee on the day after Christmas, and staying there until just after New Years. This will be my first time meeting his parents, so I’m a little nervous!
Thinking about: All of the reviews I want to complete for Marvelous Darling! I just received a new product to review today (thanks Lovehoney!) and while Steve is apprehensive, I can’t wait. And guys, I found dildo love with the Tantus Splish. Finally, I’d also like to review my Lelo Luna Mini kegel balls. So many sex products, so little time, and only one vagina.
Looking forward to: CatalystCon! CatalystCon is a convention for sex educators, bloggers, and aspiring sex-related professionals. Their speaker list for the March 2013 conference in Washington, DC is amazing and I cannot wait to get my butt there! I’m volunteering, which is going to be awesome, and I’m honored to be working with SheVibe (thanks, Sandra! You rock!) as my corporate sponsor! I even get to attend the unparalleled Tristan Taormino’s pre-con talk about becoming a sex ed professional! Are you sick of my exclamation points yet!? TOO BAD!
Reading: …lots of things about prisons, the Soviet Gulag system, and on a happier note, other lovely blogs. I have papers due very soon, so I’m trying to read, absorb, synthesize, and properly regurgitate and analyze. That sounds disgusting.
Making me happy:
This thing. (Well, the other thing in the photo too. And the N64.) The above wuppy is known as Daphne, and is a 8-10 year old bichon/maltese/Ewok mix. I adopted her from a local no-kill shelter during their holiday rehoming special. Steve had already agreed to be “puppy daddy,” and it’s pretty nice to have shared responsibility of a creature who is really pretty easy to live with. She’s housebroken and we’re working rather successfully on crate training. She sleeps all night at the foot of our bed; sometimes, she snores. She’s met my parents’ dog, Dmitri, and they’re already best friends.
What have you been up to lately?