This "Help Nathan Buy Firefly" thing has been a wild ride. It started with a single comment from a celebrity and it ended with a single comment from another celebrity, both of them somewhat misinterpreted. Oh well, probably better for Joss Whedon himself to organize something like this if it ever were to happen.
Life otherwise is the same right now-- teaching, getting the next paper ready, and looking for jobs. Next week the quarter ends and I'll be able to give a lot more focus to the latter two.