The Good and the Bad for Jan. 2nd, 2008


We’ll start with the bad first, simply because I’d like to end on a happy note anyway. By the way, I am thoroughly convinced that when given the choice of going with the good news or the bad news first, you should always start with the bad. End happy, don’t start happy and go to bad!
So, the bad:

  • I don’t have a new place yet.
  • I think the place I just checked out and did an ‘interview’ for won’t be picking me, so I’m still not going to have a place. Which sucks cause that place was really in a great location and a great price. But that’s life.
  • I’m horrendously behind on things I’m supposed to be doing.
  • My girlfriend is approximately 5,261 miles away.
  • I still haven’t a clue what I got in Literary Interpretation because the grade hasn’t been submitted.
  • My country is being absolutely idiotic right now.

And the good:

  • I have lots of great reading ahead of me.
  • Paul Genesse just sent me an advanced copy of The Golden Cord (The Iron Dragon Series Book One)! I’m looking forward to it!
  • I’ve listed a whole bunch of stuff on ebay. Go bid and buy my stuff people. It’s for a good cause.
  • I got some awesome presents this year. Yes, I know the holiday isn’t about that, but there’s nothing wrong with being happy for what you got!
  • My girlfriend is amazing. That’s good for obvious reasons.
  • Umm…well I know I have other things that are good, I just can’t remember them right now.

So, yeah!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

6 thoughts on “The Good and the Bad for Jan. 2nd, 2008

  1. I hate to say it, but I think our leaders will always act idiotic. But in a way that’s a good thing. It means our situation hasn’t gotten so drastic that we need them to start being smart.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Why aren’t I first on the list of good things? Hpmh. :p

    Ohhh it’s such a shame about the garage, Shauny! Don’t give up hope, there’s still a chance!

    5,261 miles? Really? That’s even more annoying than I thought it was. But hey, what’s an extra 2000 miles between us? Nothing!

    ‘Cept I won’t be on tonight because my sister has work to do …

  3. Well, the sooner you all elect me as President, the better! J/K
    I think we’re at the point now where our leaders have to be smart. When you look at what is going on in the U.S. it’s pretty clear.

    I’m crossing my fingers on the garage. But I don’t think I got it. It was probably a little too good to be true. It wasn’t much to look at, but it would have really put me in a good situation…

  4. As I’ve said before, Shaun (though it would be weird having two Shauns in the house…) even though we were all looking forward to getting back to normal (whatever that means) now that my brother in law is gone – We’ve got a bed in a room here in Rio.. AND a garage. It’s there for you short term so you have a little more time to look for a more permanent arrangement.

  5. Thanks loop! I have until March, thankfully, so hopefully something will turn up. It used to be I had to move this month, but things changed for the best. So I have a few months. *phew*

    I really appreciate it though. You rule!

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