Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thoughts on the job market

Auuugggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that's all I have to say.  Or maybe that it's like bleeding to death via pinprick.  Time shall tell.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kindling away the Misery

I didn't get a job I really wanted (after making it to the campus visit stage) so I read six mystery novels in as many days (thank you Kindle!).  Once I reached six, I no longer had any more books to read by this author (Laura Lippman), as I'd read the rest a year ago dealing with revolution/fellowship stress.  Luckily, she seems to write pretty quickly.

As tempting as it is to do this every week, I realized this week why I do not do this, as I tried to catch up on grading (which comes every day in a language class), planning, and writing my dissertation.  I actually enjoy the latter, but I'm less than motivated to go full force on it without a job giving me a finish deadline. Dancing and snuggling with cats on the other hand seem to be getting more and more time these days.