Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to Mah Peeps


I haven't posted anything in way over a week and my apologies on that. I returned last Monday from Dutchmanlandia after an unsuccessful conference. Why unsuccessful, you say? No - it wasn't that the paper wasn't well received (because it was apparently). But it wasn't me who gave the paper.


I got food poisoning from some bad mollusks the night before and was....needless to say....incapacitated the next day. TD had to go and drop off my paper with my apologies and scrape me off the floor, transport me to the car and take me home. After finally keeping down some clear broth, I hit the hay at about 8:30 that night, convinced that the conference gremlins had jinxed my scallops. However, the chair of my session was a delightful human and read my paper, and said it was very well-received.

So, the rest of the week was spent playing catch-up. Then Medieval Pop came for a visit this weekend and now I'm getting ready to spend the afternoon reading for next week's classes. TD arrives on Thursday night for the weekend - and it's his birthday on Sunday. He's just a youth, mind you - he'll be 32.

At any rate, I've been doing some deeper musing about my blog and I'll post more soon. It's almost my 3rd Bloggiversary, so I wax philosophical at those times.

Stay tuned!

Oh, and by the way - in further ironic news:
The same day I got my "fuck you we don't want to hire you" letter from Dutchman U (why do they have to send it? I already knew that...) - I also got a teaching award from Dutchman U with a lovely letter saying: "Keep up the wonderful teaching in English at DU!"



Thoroughly Educated said...

Happy Easter to you!

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I hope you are feeling a lot better. The Dutchman will have his wings clipped without you and sink into the morass of submarine danger.

medieval woman said...

Thanks, T.E. - and welcome s.l.r.! I like the image you paint - I am indeed necessary to his existence... :)

What Now? said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the food poisoning -- how grim. Glad you're paper went over well, but I'm sorry you didn't get the fun of delivering it.

And that is unbelievable timing from Dutchman U. Kind of makes you not too bummed about getting a job offer there, doesn't it, although obviously it would have been good for other reasons.

Belle said...

You'll appreciate this: my chair/friend walked in this morning, and I asked how my paper (which she delivered) was received. Pure panic on her face, which prompted me to realize that she's not presented the damned thing yet (it's this Friday, not last). Chagrin and remorse on my part, relief and elation on hers.

I don't have scallops to blame, just a pissy spring break.

DU obviously has a bad case of cranial-rectal inversion.