As for residency--it wore me out. Very fun, and congrats to all the grads, like CPC and ambasadora who gave the speech, and marysang who wrote a very nice prayer which she posted on her journal (and extra congrats to her, since she has a book coming out later this year! Yaaaaayyy!) and Kim and Maria and Sharon and all the other folks.
Mostly, though, for me it's the little things that count. The dinners here and there, the conversations with friends and mentors, the sight of my whole manuscript on the desk hot off the printer, crazy conversations with my roomies at midnight, and listening to one of my friends tell me about one of his idols and what really got him started in writing.
I got one of those LJ's with the ads so I could post a few residency pics, so they're in the gallery if you want to go look. A couple of my favs:
Al and his gigantic fish sandwich
CPC as Teacher Boy
I'll upload a few more later when I'm not so tired. Have to work in the morning. Ick. But after getting up so early the past few days, 6:00am should feel like sleeping in. I hope. And my friend A. is finally coming this weekend. Yaaaayy!!!!