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Life update. Book-release party tonight!

Gosh, I haven't made a life update for a while. Had an amazing week or so! Including:

  • Book release and after-party tonight, Friday Nov. 5! Release is at Jayhawk Ink in the KU student union, with the after-party at my house from then until late. Hope to see you there!

  • Just got my auto-deposit from the feds. Paid the mortgage & bills and will help pay for tonight's party supplies!

  • Discovered I've been granted Special Graduate Faculty status for a renewable 5-year term. Woohoo! Now I can be instructor of record for grad classes, grad theses, and so forth, rather than needing to get another grad faculty member to input grades for me. It also means I can develop new grad classes - such as creating a line number for the summer SF Writing Workshop so that our grad students can get credit for it.

  • Discovered that my position is being made a permanent budget item. This means no more year-to-year funding nonsense. Woohoo!

  • I discovered a little brown bird who had flown into my sliding-door window. Not a happy moment, poor thing on its back, kicking and trying to flap its wings. When turned over, it flopped over onto its back again. Brought it to the vet to have the poor thing put down. Here comes the good news: The nurse who removed it from the towel in my backpack said the bird stood in her hand. Hooray! She's bringing it to Operation Wildlife for rehabilitation.

  • My stepsister just had a baby! I'm an uncle again!

This is a good week! And here's what's new over the past month:


I hope your month is going well!
Chris

Comments

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queenmomcat
Nov. 5th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hurrah indeed. (especially the permanent position/funding) Here's to many more such weeks.
mckitterick
Nov. 5th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
I don't think there's enough good stuff possible to have too many weeks like this ;-)
weaselmom
Nov. 5th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Stop hogging all the awesome!

Seriously, congratulations on the book. And the employment status. And the money. And the bird. And the niece, or possibly nephew.
mckitterick
Nov. 5th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you! (Nephew - I think James David, but my dad's voicemail was a little squidged.)
clevermanka
Nov. 5th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
It's awesome when the life update is full of big happy news!
mckitterick
Nov. 5th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Happy news is happy!
bogwitch64
Nov. 5th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Wow! Look at all that good stuff. Huzzah!

Have a great time with your launch, lovey.
vretallin
Nov. 5th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on all the great things. That's a major win on the renewable faculty status.
desperance
Nov. 5th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Well, that's a whole host of good news! Now you just have to carry on being awesome...
desperance
Nov. 5th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
PS
...And of course what I meant to say was, have a brilliant launch and a fab after-party, and congratulations again on the book...
roseconnelly
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
W00t!

canadiansuzanne
Nov. 6th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Hope the launch goes well!
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