Wednesday 21 September 2011

One Year

Hello, reading friends!  Long time, no see! 

Yes, I know that's my fault.  But it's still true.  =)

Today is the first day I've made a 'real time' post in a year.  That's because a year ago I had something very important and exciting to share.  One year ago today, I passed my viva and became The Doctor.  Granted, it was a two months later before I officially graduated, but on this day... I passed. 

Now, a year later, I've spent the day getting mum's oil changed and reading The Hunger Games.  That's a very bad idea, in case you were wondering.  Not the oil change, but me reading the first few chapters of that book in public.  No one warned me of that.  You'd think someone would have, knowing what a cry-baby I can be.  Still.  There you have it. 

I've also spent the day applying for what has been, traditionally speaking, my dream job.  It's here in Nashville, which is the not-so-dreamy part of it for me;  it is the only job for which I'd stay in town.  And when I say 'traditionally', I mean 'ever since I knew this job existed' which equals about twenty years ago.  So, it's kind of a big deal.  I don't know that I'm completely qualified, but in some ways I'm way over-qualified.  That's kind of a funny dichotomy, and whether or not I'm considered or (who knows?) even hired will really depend on the rest of this process, I guess.  It listed today, and I sent it in today.  I have about a month to wait for the initial application period to close, and then... more waiting, I'm sure.  I'm not very good at waiting.  And I don't really want to talk about what it is yet... I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much.  I will let y'all know in due course, good or bad, I promise.  In the meantime, I'd really appreciate your prayers.  Or good thoughts, if that's more your style.  Thanks, friends. 

I also will be trying to get in some updates about what the past year held for me, including my last-ditch social and sightseeing extravaganzas in Scotland, my fabulous graduation with the even more fabulous Scotland rugby team member Chris Cusiter (OH MY LIFE!!), and my time in the States since January.  There's far more to tell of the time before Stateside landfall, to be fair.  But bear with me;  I'll get around to in. 

And if you are here reading this now, thanks for sticking around and checking in to even see if I've ever bothered to post something.  Thanks for reading, and thanks for being here-- virtually speaking.  =)  

Sunday 23 January 2011

Cinematic Adventures 2010

My 2010 Reading List

  • Transitions ****
  • The White Dragon ***
  • Busman's Honeymoon **
  • The Missionary **
  • Notes From an Exhibition ***
  • The Healing Path ***
  • The Matisse Stories ***
  • Ivanhoe *****
  • The Boggart ***
  • Dragonflight ****
  • Water is Thicker Than Blood ****
  • Great Expectations ****
  • Serve God, Save the Planet **
  • We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2 ****
  • Breaking Dawn **
  • The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought **
  • The Merchant of Death **
  • Pulling Focus ***
  • Risk ****
  • Charlotte von Kirschbaum and Karl Barth ****
  • Dragonquest ****
  • Finding Happiness ***
  • The Handmaid's Tale *****
  • Foucault's Pendulum ***
  • Jesus Wants to Save Christians ***
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch ****
  • Radical Hospitality ****
  • The Chapel at the Edge of the World **
  • Real Christianity *****
  • Perfume ***
  • The Case for a Creator, Student Edition **
  • Moon Tiger *****
  • Hatching Magic ***
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, volume 3 ****
  • Far from the Madding Crowd ***
  • The Silver Sword ****
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, volume 2 ***
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time **
  • Kidnapped ****
  • The Complete Polysyllabic Spree ****
  • The Host ***
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, volume 1 ***
  • The Moonstone ****
  • Mister Monday ***
  • The Joke **
  • Persuasion ****
  • The Sparrow *****
  • Truckers ***
  • Have His Carcase **
  • The God-Hungry Imagination ****
  • Dark Alchemy ****
  • Sabbath ****
  • False Impression ***
  • The Last Lecture ***
  • Theories of Culture ***
  • A History of Christian Theology ****
  • Lost In Austen *****
  • The Stupidest Angel ***
  • The World According to Garp ****
  • The Flying Scotsman: A Biography ****
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower ***
  • A Clockwork Orange *****
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas *