Saturday, September 13, 2008

Crawling out from under my happy rock...

I'm still here and kicking. I've not felt like blogging for a while because of a whirlwind early September, which is just now calming down a bit. So, this will be a kind of miscellany...

1) I arrived at the first class post-pill-popping and was asked by one of my students: "Do you have your buzz on again today, Professor?" But apparently I hadn't done anything stupid...

2) The JIL has come out, as many of you have noticed, and there are a fair number of good medieval jobs - Heu, what do you think?? There are a couple so far that coincide with options for TD, so I'll apply to them. I'm NOT looking forward to revising my job materials, but there it is. Nothing for it. Suck it up, MW.

3) TD has been moved into an official professor's office in the Dream Academy's Dutchman Department, so I'm hoping that they will see how perfectly he fits there and will hire him. He's still very involved with the department here for someone who has no official affiliation - they've been delightful. Please have all blog-fingers crossed that they will have a line open for his specialty this year!!!

4) One of my very good friend's tenure cases isn't going well. This is very, very sad. This is the person who got me involved in the Activity here and I can't imagine what it would be like if they're no longer here. Maybe the tenure gods will be kind.

5) I sent off my recent article (Spawn of the Egg) to a good, old school journal last week, so that was satisfying. I hope they feel the same way! In related Incredible Edible Egg news, I have just had an EPIPHANY about my last book chapter. It's a bona fide epiphany, folks, and those are few and far between here at Medieval Woman HQ. As I bask in this glow for a moment, I'll try to keep up the momentum on researching it.

6) Tonight, swordfish on the grill!

9 comments:

Dr. Virago said...

I like the idea of a "Dutchman Department," although it might look a little like that scene inside Malcovich's head in Being John Malcovich (with TD's face in place of JM's, of course). Te-hee!

More seriously, all fingers are crossed for him!

Sisyphus said...

ooh, I like Dr Virago's imagery there.

And yay, MW is still alive! How's the teaching coming along?

PS, do NOT eat your dissertation! Even if it is an incredible edible egg. They taste yucky.

Belle said...

TD in Dutchman Dept is a cool idea. As is swordfish steak. As is the article and the good things. The tenure thing? Well, sucky, as noted.

I agree w/Sisyphus: diss = yucky. Bland, overcooked and usually too chewy for easy digestion.

heu mihi said...

Some good medieval jobs, yeah. Some incredibly high-powered jobs, in fact. Yikes.

I'm still in highly whiny denial about shelling out for MLA tickets, but I guess I should do that sooner rather than later. But before I do, some whining: Round-trip to SF from here is going to run me $500! And then there's the $400 r-t to visit the family. Grump.

Anyway, congratulations on the epiphany, and good luck to the friend!

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Congrats on the epiphany. Those always feel good.

Hilaire said...

Epiphanies feel great...that's awesome, MW, and exciting!!

I'm also excited about the embracing of TD!

Another Damned Medievalist said...

I'm glad to hear things are going well :-)

squadratomagico said...

Hi! Glad your rock has been happy...

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