Wednesday, February 27, 2008

too funny

The Recipe For Statgirl

3 parts Brilliance

2 parts Desire

1 part Friendship

Splash of Nonconformity

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Better late, then never..... this is so me.

Your Candy Heart Says "Get Real"
You're a bit of a cynic when it comes to love.
You don't lose your head, and hardly anyone penetrates your heart.

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: is all about the person you're seeing (with no mentions of v-day!)

Your flirting style: honest and even slightly sarcastic

What turns you off: romantic expectations and "greeting card" holidays

Why you're hot: you don't just play hard to get - you are hard to get
What'>">What Does Your Candy Heart Say?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Seasons of Change

I originally typed the title of "On Leaving" in this entry ...but then decided that that entry is still brewing. I have a multitude of thoughts on leaving this place, this job, and this lifestyle..not ready to spill my guts on that one just yet. So rather than focus on the leaving, I've chosen to write about the changes and focus on the positive. [Hhhmmm....I guess that last sentence indicates that there are some negatives to the leaving part--there are ....but not all negatives for me, some are just negatives about this place, job, and things that are good to be leaving..but I digress again.]

So how about those changes:

I've decided it's time to work a little on my personal life. Kind of ironic that the words "I've decided" actually sound like I've taken control of this.... not really how it happened at all. Maybe it's not even really working on my personal life; but rather just letting things grow in my personal life without quashing them.

So in a relatively short period of time (within the last six months) I have:

  • Fallen in love.
  • Applied and gotten a new job that is at a big research university but is not a tenure track job like the current spot. (Mr. Big saw a job posting that 'looked kind of like what I do')
  • Decided to take said job and move 700 miles away from current location but happily is within 50 miles of good friends.
  • . . . And within 2 miles of Mr. Big ... so also made decision to move in with Mr. Big.
  • Took Mr. Big home over the holidays and told family that I have taken new job and will be moving in with Mr. Big.
  • Returned for the new semester and informed everyone it will be my last semester here.

Seems a bit ridiculous to bullet point them as they have obviously been major life changing events for me...complete with ups and downs that have stretched my tiny emotional range. So more on the details later.....

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Editing and Making Changes

Today I made a small change in my "About Me" section--I changed the word 'starting' to 'ending' in front of the phrase 'first tenure-track job'. Big changes are a comin' and I feel the need to blog again.

Apprently blogging is way for me to deal with the changes in front of me as seen by the sparodic postings over the past few years. First a job search, then a move to another state, buying a house, and starting a new job.

Now it will be leaving that job, leaving academe, selling that house, moving to another state, and starting a new non-tenure track job, and the impetus for it all--> Mr. Big.

Change is hard; but change can be good.