Monday, September 24, 2007

Ohmigod! Don't Jinx It!!!!

Holy cats! Excellent news from Medieval Woman HQ! Today (this very day) TD got an email from Awesome Local University Hiring In His Field #1 and they want him to come give a job talk...this fall. Like whenever he can get here. Like now. He hasn't even sent in his application for the position yet! No interview at the yearly conference before getting a flyback - nuttin'! This is based solely on the hiring committee taking a look at the CV sent over by the administrative folks at my Dream Academy (who will now all be receiving fresh baked goods from my Brownie Gnomes). They looked at TD's website (which has his working papers on it - it's how they do things there...) and were like, "bring him out!"

I'm trying not to get too over-eager here, but allow me a moment of self-indulgence: if all goes well (i.e., they dig him, they continue to dig his work, etc.) TD could theoretically get a job offer before Xmas. Yup. That quick. They do it all the time in his department.

Please please keep your fingers and toes crossed on our behalf!

P.S. Everything is going fine in my semester so far. The end.

15 comments:

Hilaire said...

OMG get the hell out!!! That is amazing!! I cannot even believe it. How exciting!!! Everything everything everything crossed for you!!

heu mihi said...

Wow! Wow! What fabulous news! I am so hopeful!

HeoCwaeth said...

Woot! Go Team Medieval! Fingers, toes and eyes crossed, and hair braided for you both.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Wow. Now, how often does this happen? I'm keeping all my digits crossed for you kooky kids.

Tiruncula said...

OMG OMG OMG!

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

OMG! (jumps up and down and claps hands) Everything crossed for you here too...

Dr. Richard Scott Nokes said...

*crosses his fingers*

medieval woman said...

Oh thank you, guys! We spent 20 minutes on Skype last night crafting a casual yet interested and totally competant response to their email. We went through several drafts...

Will keep ya'll posted!

squadratomagico said...

Woo-hoo! Yay-zee crazy! Amazing good news -- I'm sending good vibes -- my very best and strongest -- your way!

Belle said...

Woooo-HO! Be cool, be calm, scream with joy. Digits crossed, prayers to attending deities made. Keep us informed!

heu mihi said...

But be careful, everyone! An even number of digit-crossings negates the good luck! It's clear that we're going to have to get organized on this one--unless my grade-school superstitions are WRONG, and obviously that can't be the case.

What Now? said...

Wow, what a fabulous possibility! Prayers ascending for you and TD, and no jinxing in sight.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Oooh, oooh, ooh, excellent!! I hope it works out!!! Good luck!

Earnest English said...

YAY! I'm so happy and hopeful for you both, I'm teary-eyed. I'm going to say a jolly good prayer for you both. May his potential future department fall in love with him!n

Ecce Equus Pallidus said...

That's fantastic! Best of luck!