Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Really Freakin' Good Day

So far:

1) I weighed myself, and over the course of the month of January I have lost 10 lbs! Hurrah! Now, of course, I have like 40 more to lose, but the point is, hurrah!
2) My chair, after guilting me for never seeing me, wants to nominate me for Very Awesome Campuswide Award. Apparently I'm going to have to put together a bunch of crap for it (for what's an award if one doesn't have to do a bunch of annoying crap in order to get it), but in my secret heart I've always wanted this award? Am very excited and very flattered that my Chair wants me to be in the running! (There are like 4 other people in my dept. who'd be eligible this year, so it's pretty amazing that he's chosen me.)
3) It's payday.

Yes, I think that's all.

ETA: Holy fucking shit! The day gets BETTER and BETTER! a) I am having delicious potato/cheese soup for lunch (because I have been without the potato for weeks and I am missing it and would like to marry the potato) and b) I just received correspondence from Really Fucking Awesome Journal that my MLA paper came to their attention and they'd like to consider publishing the full length article! (which, of course, does not exist, and this was going to be my year of no research, except clearly I will be writing this article because I really want to be published in RFAJ and, well, clearly I'm a workaholic). I love today! Today is the most awesome day EVER!

11 comments:

Brigindo said...

Days really don't get much better than that.

Congrats on the nomination.

Kate said...

Excellent on all fronts! Sounds like a great 2008 for the Crazy.

heu mihi said...

Awesome! Congratulations! What good news.

In my own personal good news, I've been commenting on comp papers all goddamn week, and I thought I had nine more to go (out of a total of--ta da!--58). But I only have seven more! Hooray! I really am absurdly happy about this.

timna said...

yea! you so deserve it -- the whole day's worth.

Belle said...

Happy dance! Happy Dance! HAPPY DANCE!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

That's an awesome day. But I can't wait to hear how your love for the potato becomes a point of contention in the blogosphere.

Feel free to delete this if it seems incitant rather than humorous and insightful =)

Horace said...

And I heard that paper. It was good...

Maude Lebowski said...

ditto to everyone! i loved your paper! if i weren't in the process of trying to finish the diss, i'd totally go out and read the books you talked about pronto!

i think i found 5 of those pounds you lost. my trainer knows i found them, too, so i've got to do something about them. but don't worry, i won't give them back.

re: the potato. in love L.O.V.E. with the potato soup and the seasoned french fry. would marry those. however, for the actual potato on its own, i would have to marry the sweet potato over the baking potato. though it might be a hard choice between the new or red potato and the sweet potato. if there were a potato bacherlorette series, i'd be crying over which of the two above potatoes to give my final rose to. maybe i could just start my own polygamous potato sect and marry all of them...

yeah, way to go curmudgeon for starting this!

in any case, CONGRATS to you for such a fabulous day!! i live vicariously through your greatness and admire and am inspired by you!

luvs and congrats again!
ml

comebacknikki said...

Congrats on all fronts! Yay!

Terminal Degree said...

Congrats on all of it!

medieval woman said...

Congratulations! Hope you're still basking in the glow two days later!