I can’t tell why the Bulgarian in the text of my previous post comes out preceded by “Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE,” but every time I try to go into the post to edit it, the full text doesn’t show up and so I can’t actually fix it. I’m sure it’s just some kind of formatting code but I’m amused that it looks like some kind of jingoistic censorship of non-English. I can just picture someone at Posterous/Twitter saying, “What is this Ruski nonsense???” and losing their shit.
It feels pointless to even make any “I’m alive!” jokes, as this is just my 5th post of 2012. So in a nutshell, yes I’m still alive, yes I’m still in Bulgaria, yes it’s still weird sometimes, yes the paradoxical trend of my seeming to get busier and busier the more teaching experience I have continues. I have still been keeping a list of things I want to write about eventually, but it is now a list of seemingly free-associative topics that make very little sense anymore, so I don’t know that I will ever get to them.
But one topic I’ve had on that list since last year is “prom,” and since the class of 2012 just had their prom last night, plus I happened to witness some prom arrivals in Kazanlak this past weekend from my hotel balcony (there’s another post that needs to be written), this seemed like as good a time as any to finally write the post (one year late better than never).