2. My friend Scott sent me a lesson plan for the NCAA-style poetry tournament he holds with his high school English students. It looks like an excellent idea: fun and competitive, but not at the expense of the poetry. I bet he wouldn't mind if I showed you the plan, so let me know if you're interested, and I'll ask him.
3. We are out of good coffee, and the rain has turned into snow.
4. What book is best for blocking out the boringness of science fair while keeping me available for sudden hysterical son-interruption and parental small talk? I'm thinking of a Trollope novel, but let me know if you have a better idea.
Dinner tonight: pepperoni pizza and soda with an overwrought fifteen-year-old who is haranguing me about the aggravations of PowerPoint. Ick.