1) The UPS receipt which indicates my manuscript on third culture literature is off to McFarland&Co, its publisher.
2) My eyeglass prescription because Sarah Bryden-Brown (a dynamo of all things e-publishing and bloggery) has arranged for a number of us bloggers to write reviews of a new prescription eyewear service. Stay tuned. I am excited.
Last week Sherman Alexie spoke on campus about his experiences of growing up on an Indian reservation: among other things, he got government eyeglasses with thick lenses and Buddy Holly style frames. He pointed into the audience of student hipsters and said: "You have them, and so do you, and you too! You think you look cool. I think you look poor."
So the question for me will be: adopt the trend and look like my "cool" students, or try to predict the future in eye fashions?