Well, well, well, 2008 is shaping up to be a very busy year!
A couple of weeks ago, Learn Me Good was placed on the Dallas Morning News DISD blog as a permanent link. (Now if I could just get them to review my book!)
This Friday, I will be "guest blogger" over at Joel's site, So You Want To Teach? (Now if I could just get Joel to review my book!)
Next Wednesday, I will be attempting the Jeopardy online contestant test. If I successfully pass that, I will undoubtedly go on to reach Ken Jennings-esque proportions of wealth and fame. (I wonder if Alex Trebek would review my book?)
On February 7, I will be the guest speaker at my old high school's National Honor Society induction ceremony. I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to keep a group of 300 or so high school students interested in what I'm saying, but as long as I can find some way to keep the flop sweat from showing too badly, I think I'll survive. It's still a few weeks away, so I'm not a raving lunatic of anxiety just yet, but we're getting there.
On March 12, I will be hosting the Carnival of Education here at Learn Me Good! I figured it was about time for me to step up to the plate and throw the party at my house. By the way, the current episode of CoE is up and running over on The Median Sib. Stop by and grab some hors d'oeuvres.
On April 5 and April 7, my dad and I will be attending the Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio. It's been 11 years since we were there last, and we had a blast. I'm expecting more of the same this year -- and if the Duke Blue Devils somehow find their way clear to joining us there, well that's just gravy.
Over the summer, I plan on working intensively on the sequel to Learn Me Good, tentatively titled Learn Me Gooder. I'll probably procrastinate a bunch like I did last summer, but as of today, I plan on marketing it as the next summer blockbuster. Look for it in Pottery Barns, Dockers Outlet Stores, and Victoria's Secrets near you.
July 24-27, I will be in San Diego at Comic Con. I can barely keep the geek inside of me contained on this one. I'll be making the road trip out there with one of my best friends (who actually suggested it a few weeks ago), and I am totally psyched. I'm not one to squeal and swoon over meeting stars, but the very thought of the possibility of having my picture taken with some of the cast members from Lost, Heroes, or Battlestar Galactica gives me goosebumps.(I wonder if Claire the Cheerleader would review my book?)
As for the rest of the year, who knows? The sky's the limit. Anybody else have future travel plans? Feel free to share!