Tuesday, December 30, 2008


My hair is back to its normal straightess. Now that it doesn't matter a bit. Stupid hair.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Notes from the MLA

Why did my hair choose today to curl? It's never done it before in my life, yet this morning, when I cared what I was going to look like, it chose to do floopy maneuvers over my left ear. Which is exactly what you want your hair to do while you prepare to go and do THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB INTERVIEWS OF YOUR LIFE.

We've had words, though, and it has promised to behave tomorrow.

In brighter news, a child on a San Francisco street corner saw a sign that amused him, and recited over and over and over "World Famous Male Nude Revue? That's HILARIOUS!" Which it was to all of us that heard him.

Anyway, two interviews down and three to go. Tomorrow evening, I'll be a puddle of puddliness, but I'll no longer have to worry about the strange perambulations of my hair.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a pleasant and enjoyable day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Today's Progress

I have written 4 pages of my dissertation, revised 20, wrapped 7 presents, and eaten a bowl of soup. It's going to be a good day!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Worst Idea in the World (Or Why Christmas Will NOT Be Fun This Year)

There's a conference every year the week between Christmas and New Year's. It's where most of the job interviews for academic jobs in my discipline are done. I'm on the market this year (and even have some interviews, so I might manage to make it in this career), which means that my Christmas is going to be miserable. I'm beginning my panic now, and intend to keep it up through the 29th of December (the day of my last interview). I will then take 3-4 days off, and begin to panic again about whether I've made it to the next level. If you see me, and I gaze at you with glazed eyes, scream, and run away, it's nothing personal, I promise.