This feels like my first weekend in months. Academics are pernicious about taking every available moment for their own betterment. I'm amazed at the difference having no deadlines makes in my mood and behavior. It almost feels greedy to be able to work on what I want to work on. Sometimes that means a submission for the National Puzzlers' League convention (or as I'll always think of it after one cake wreck, the National Puzzerler's League). Other times it's working on the piano parts for Once More, With Feeling before the BtVS Top Episodes countdown on Logo last night (Yeah ok, Willow and Tara and Andrew and Kennedy...I'll allow it). And if I'm very very good, it results in a reasonable journal update.