Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Spin Again

Had a dreamlike weekend in the Twin Cities... and came home to the something good.

I won a research appointment for next year. At a school that I love. On a beautiful campus ten minutes from A's new job. So I get to spend next year researching and writing my book, instead of adjunct teaching. And, to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, I'll finally have a job (and office) of my own.

I'd been so completely certain that I wasn't going to be chosen for this appointment that I hadn't even dared hope. When the notification finally arrived yesterday, it was in the slim envelope characteristic of all rejection letters. I almost didn't open it, so sure was I that it held bad news...

Guess I'll have to to trust that funny voice in my head.

14 Comments:

At 6:28 PM, Blogger Benedict said...

Funny voices in the head aren't always so right, but this is certainly good news.

I'm sending you an envelope in tomorrow's mail. Should be at your place in a few days.

Congratulations!

 
At 8:11 PM, Anonymous New Kid on the Hallway said...

HOORAY! Congratulations - that's SO wonderful! Yay!

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger zipzap said...

Congratulations! Great news for you, & hope for academic couples, too.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Nels said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! How freaking fantastic!

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Manorama said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear your news! Congratulations! I wish you happy days of fulfilling work ahead.

 
At 12:40 AM, Blogger timna said...

absolutely wonderful news. certainly gives room for hope.
enjoy the thrill!

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger meg said...

Well DONE! Good on you.

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Anitsirc said...

Yay!!! So happy for you! You rule!

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger What Now? said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray! What wonderful news! I'm so very pleased for you; it's about time that some good news came your way, and it sounds like this news could hardly have been better. O frabjous day, calloo callay!

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger YelloCello said...

Thanks for the good wishes.
And quoting "Jabberwocky" even. That IS cause for celebration. :-)

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Wooo hooo!! This is great news! Congratulations!

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger JM said...

Hooray!

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger jo(e) said...

What great news! I am so happy for you.

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Wanna Be PhD said...

Cool!
An office! Very cool!

 

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