Thursday, July 27, 2006

Technical Difficulties, and News I Wish I Could Spread

Technical Difficulties:

To everybody who has expressed frustration with the new template (it seems to be a problem only in some browsers, though there is a weird 2 blogs for the price of one thing going on at the bottom of the blog even in my browser which is the culprit) and we're at work on fixing it. As I'm a dummy with the computer languages, this could take a while, so please accept my apologies and know that I'm trying to get the situation under control in the coming days.

News I Wish I Could Spread:

One of the things that sucks about having a blog with a pseudonym is that one can't talk in a non-cryptic way about certain real life things. Suffice it to say that a journal article that I wrote and was accepted over a year ago for publication in "the journal of record for [insert literary period here] literature" has finally come out today! I'm really, really proud of it, and I suppose of myself, too. I realize that having an article published isn't the biggest deal in the world, and I've got other publications, but this one... well, for whatever reason it's very special to me. Maybe because it is the first time that I felt like I was doing work that was really important or meaningful to my field, or maybe because it came along when I was pretty green on the tenure track and it helped me to feel like a Real Live Professional Scholar, you know?

At any rate, I am wicked pleased with myself, and I feel like I want to celebrate. Perhaps I can con my best friend in my department into going out to dinner tonight? (Incidentally, I really, really need a pseudonym for her. What would you like my best friend here to be called? Please provide suggestions in the comments.) And maybe after I go to the gym and then shower I will go shopping. I still resist the skinny jean (though I'm sure even I will cave eventually), but I can totally get behind the legging trend, and I think I might be able to manage the straight leg jean... At any rate, I'm in the mood to do some shopping. This is really the point. And I'm really excited about the purported nod to the style of my fashion-coming-of-age era, grunge. Also, I should note that one reason I'm excited about shopping is that I lost my vacation weight and now I'm beginning to build on the weight loss of the spring. Feeling very healthy and strong (though sore from lifting weights because, well, I'm a weak out-of-shape woman, but not for long!)

10 comments:

Nels said...

Congrats!

Dr. Crazy said...

Thanks, Nels :)

Lina said...

WHy you resisting skinny jeans when I told you not to? I know what I'm talking about!
Congrats about the journal article!

MommyProf said...

Good for you for the article. I know you feel great.

helenesch said...

Congrats on the article! And I clicked on the clothing links--was happy to realize that leggings are not leg-warmers (I hope those never come back in style!)

Jenny D said...

Congratulations!

Re: job stuff: Dr. C, I've been meaning to say that if you think it would be at all useful, I'd be happy to take a look at your job materials (assuming you don't mind anonymity-breaching in this case--you can get my e-mail off the Columbia website if you're interested); I've been on a number of search committees at this point as well as working on job placement stuff, so I've got a fair bit of relevant experience. I definitely think you should go on the market--you've clearly got a real gift for teaching, and have done very well in your current job, but I think you're a person (it's hard for us to say this about ourselves, especially if we have been brought up as modest and sensible girls!) who needs and deserves more space for reading and thinking and writing during the semester. BTW, you should really apply for fellowships as well as jobs--if you could get some supported research leave, it might make a lot of difference to your satisfaction levels in your current job.

Dr. Lisa said...

Whooohooo!!! Yay for publishing!

Mel said...

Your template looks great now! And congratulations on the article!

I'm gearing up for new jeans this fall too...

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

YEA!!! Good for you -- it doesn't matter that you have other publications, if you feel most proud of this one, celebrate!

Eddie said...

I have to say, I'm loving the skinny jeans. Right now they look great pegged up, and in the fall they'll actually tuck into tall boots and not pooch out.