I found a couple interesting postings over the past week, though not as many as I would have liked. I’m hoping Rutgers or NYU show some interest. The Search will continue, of course. I’ll be hitting the one-year mark at my current job next weekend, and I’m hoping something changes for the better because it’s feeling rather dead-end-ish.
I finally started reading Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series this week, after years of hearing about it. I’m almost two-thirds of the way through The Eyre Affair, and I’ll admit that I’m highly intrigued by this alternate version of history. In Mr. Fforde’s (or should I say Thursday’s?) universe, the Crimean War was still going strong in 1985, bad literary adaptations and knockoffs were considered High Crimes, extinct beasties were cloned as housepets, and Uncle’s rather wacky garden-shed inventions were actually viable and very cool toys. That’s not even including the fact that The Man is represented by Jack Schitt. I have to say that my favorite bit so far is the long-running production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, done Rocky Horror style: the cast is pulled from the audience every week, and those not chosen cheerfully heckle, play with props, and join in for the final battle. Huzzah!