Don't you just love Lizzie's first official blog entry?
Here's photographic documentation (so you don't think I've invented her character):
But that's her new hair do, and everything.
What did I do to prepare for the trip today? I went to campus and got the books I need to teach my classes at the University of the Philippines. I'll be teaching Fiction Writing and an American Literature Survey (1900-present). I've got the books in my briefcase now, ready to go. I also got a few lanyards with St. Norbert on them, and some St. Norbert pens, for the pasalubong tradition (giving gifts to people who matter). I just googled the custom and found out that I needed to get "fine" pens for the gift giving. Ugh. I don't think that the 1.00 models I found will be good enough.