Monday, July 18, 2005

Mirabilis Dictu, Peanut

Originally uploaded by chrisbreitenbach.
There’s been an elephant in the room that this blog has yet to address. Cathy is in the family way. 17 weeks along at that. Among the many appealing changes currently underway, the past couple weeks has seen an expansive belly transformation, the shape of which now, to Cathy’s great pleasure, clearly denotes pregnancy.

In any case, it goes without saying that we’re both thrilled. In addition to the occasional “Oh, my god!” moment (a moment that has as its catalyst the contemplation of Cathy + Chris= 23 weeks and counting, the ramifications of which will surely astound!) we’ve also been reveling in what is, beyond our own intimate enthusiasms and enchantments, one of lives great quotidian conditions. It’s simultaneously mundane and irresistibly astonishing.

We can’t wait.

Joining the good news is my acceptance into Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. This means I’m one step closer to holding a position where I can both promote and freely provide my own cultural/media obsessions to an unsuspecting public. I have ardent dreams where I’m sending curious patrons home with sturdy copies of Laurie Anderson’s United States I-IV, Tony Gatlif’s Latcho Drome and Gore Vidal’s United States the fineness wherein slakes their demanding expectations and sends them back hankering for more. If this isn’t work disguised as play, I don’t know what is.

This, by the way, is hilarious. But only if you’ve been orbited by Tom Cruise the last couple of months.

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