February 2009


Happy Valentine's Day even though it's a kind of stupid holiday.

I had a big presentation on Monday, which is why I haven't been here blogging so much- the days after that I was resting and grading papers for my recitations. Whew!

I'm a little pissed at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (where I used to work until some unfortunate events that transpired)- they haven't yet charged me for ArtFest even though they've opened up the application process to the general public. I e-mailed the guy in charge asking why I haven't been charged yet and if I should just assume that I don't have a table this year. I also added that I was getting annoyed b/c they had already messed up on my application earlier this year (they were going to charge me 100 dollars more than they should have). The guy wrote back telling me that he was waiting for me to authorize the charge on my credit card. That's fine and dandy except that I told him in mid December to go ahead and charge my card anytime after Christmas. So I'm pissed b/c they keep messing up and b/c they're kind of putting the blame on me for this.

I'm not sure if I want to go anymore. I'm annoyed. On top of that, I would be going to Art Fest a little after my proposed trip to Egypt, which might be too much. I'm thinking that I'll e-mail the guy back to let him know that A) "actually I told you guys to charge my card back in Dec." and B) "Thanks anyway- just go rent out my space to someone else. Maybe I'll go in 2010."

Any objections to this? Because I think I'm really going to drop out of it this year and just do advertising and word of mouth spreading via guest strips here and on other sites. Overall, guest stripping brings in a lot more people than sitting in a booth though I admit it is really cool to meet readers in person. That would be the thing I would miss the most.

Also, I found out that I have to have another cervical biopsy. I think sometime in mid-March. The doctor told who did the first biopsy recommended me to an oncologist who is going to double check everything and recommend some sort of treatment. My first doctor also told me that the area that she thought was "infected" by CIN 2 might actually be CIN 3. This makes me nervous but I'm not going to worry about it until I see my second doctor.


As some of you know, I am now the exhibitions director for the Sequential Art Collective. Right now we are doing a daily blog. I write a section on alternate Thursdays called "Strip Search"- I write about comic strips. Please check it out! The other bloggers are my bestest friends, talented writers, and have a passion for comics. Check it out.

Also, happy birthday Edouard! I'm taking him out for Cuban food. It's the highlight of my week.


I'm still crampy from my cervical biopsy. It sucks.

Right before my biopsy the gyno was looking at and arranging all of her tools while making chit-chat with the nurse. Then she turned to me and told me that she was going to take at least one biopsy but that she might need to take more (she ended up taking 3 pieces)- she also told me to just make sure to stay relaxed. Anyway, she picks up one of her tools after doing the unpleasant speculum thing and says to the nurse "Oh good! Someone finally sharpened this!!" and then wonders why I'm getting so tense. I mean, I'm sure it's great that they sharpened the gynecological tools- I'm sure it makes for a more pleasant biopsy experience. But that's really the last thing I want to hear before someone starts putting things in sensitive areas.

Anyway, happy superbowl sunday for whomever watches it.