I was going to post a long(ish) note about some rather disturbing things happening all over the world this year. But I’m not going to, because today I woke up to find out that Ron Glass passed away. I’ve seen (and heard) him in many productions but to me he will always be Shepherd Book. He brought a great character to life and meant more to Firefly&Serenity fandom that he would ever know. He’ll be missed.
… when I’m wearing my Hulk pants with bunny slippers!
In other words, I’m now a doctoral student learning about philosophy, poetry, and teaching (and science fiction :)), living in a room with no bed, no desk, and no wardrobe (but I have an inflatable air mattress!), having no idea how to combine my studies with being a freelancer AND a traveler (not to mention a geek…), who has just arranged a short stay in London in January and booked a cottage in Scotland for a week in May. So I’m a bit broke. But who needs a real bed, anyway?
(I’m meeting my thesis supervisor on Monday and if he tells me that I should go to that conference in Florida, I’ll have to abandon sleep and start working night shifts in McDonald’s or something.)