Thursday, March 15, 2007


Now that was a forgettable, uninspiring birthday. Not that I expected much different.

Thank you, though, to everyone who commented here or emailed with your good wishes.


Swag: The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch and Borat.


Less desirable gift:

Word that I won't be one of the candidates offered an on-campus visit to that university I interviewed with last week. Which is, bang, one more shot to the heart. I believe it was the last application I had out there, so it's time to regroup. Or give up. I'll flip a quarter.

Granted, I remain on the short list, and should the other candidates take other jobs, decline, etc., they'll be in touch. But that's a long shot among long shots.

So I don't know what I'll do.


Anonymous said...

You'll continue on.

Oliver de la Paz said...

First of all, again Happy 33rd Birthday. Second of all, there'll always be jobs and the right school will make the right choice and hire you right away.

If you'd like, I'd love to look at your materials. E-mail me backchannel?


Dr. S said...

Gah. Rats.

bp said...

Who's giving you your 33 spanks?

Steve Fellner said...


I'd just like to echo Oliver's offer. If there's anyway I can be of use about helping/advising, don't hesitate to contact me. This is my third year at SUNY Brockport, and we've done 2-4 new hires a year. Maybe I could offer some insight, or if you feel I could be of any use...

A fan,
Steve Fellner

Anonymous said...

I visited NY and then had a busy work week this week (Vanna White came today; she's little), so I've missed too much. I missed your birthday. I'm so sorry. Happy birthday! I'm sending you big hugs so tight they'll knock the wind out of you!

About the job thing, I don't know what to say other than grrrrr. I'm so sorry.

Jim Gill did online tutoring for a while. Maybe that's something to look into? If you'd like me to ask him about it, I will. I've been meaning to contact him anyway. Miss that boy. Miss you too!


Amanda Auchter said...

Much belated happy's! It was good (finally) meeting you @ AWP.