Sunday, June 5, 2011

Residency: Sunday

Some exciting developments here at the Converse College low-res MFA residency:

--I got carded at a bar last night.  Even if it's a pity carding, or an enforced carding, I will take it!  Bless you, Delaney's!  I forgive you for leaving me smelling like an ashtray.

--I learned about cornbread salad, which showed up at lunch, and is a marvelous melding of sour cream, shredded cheese, cornbread crumbs, tomatoes, pinto beans, green onions, and BACON.  Seconds, yes, and right now I'm wishing I had thirds.

--My craft lecture this morning on what makes an effective beginning went well, especially considering that it was Sunday morning, following a Saturday night that went rather late (see above).  So far, I believe I've managed to mention The Great Gatsby at least once a day.


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