I am happy to be able to report to you that the grant you were awarded in 2011 will be sent out today. [...] We are sorry that this took so long, and appreciate your patience. I am sure you are all aware of the economic situation in [funding country]; I imagine that many of you may had given up hope that you would ever see your grants, so I hope this news brings a bit of good cheer to your new year.
Ha! Because you know, just yesterday I had resolved to give up on this grant. The money was spent, so... whatever. And now? It's like money fallen from the sky!
Also: I recently found out that my book (its story to be found here) got a prize. So, that's also nice.
No... it's better than nice. Blogger doesn't support GIFs, so I invite you to click here to see a truly excellent happy dance.
Here are a couple of pictures from what I was doing in between panels at the AHA. As you can see, I need to go back with more time, and more lenses.
|French Quarter, 7:15 a.m.|
|Portrait of frequent commenter "Susan"|
|New Orleans has the world's coolest cemeteries.|