Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Random bullets of the season

  • Getting a reprieve of two weeks on that piece of writing--now that's the holiday spirit. Thanks, editor!
  • Yes, there are still some recommendation letters to be written. Aren't there always?
  • Presents sent to the relatives--check. Cookies made and sent to relatives--check.
  • I'm not going to the Big Conference this year, since I went to the other Big Conference in my discipline earlier this fall. To everyone who's going--enjoy MLA!
  • Signs that the new semester may be approaching: a dream in which I show up at two different committee meetings, only to be told "you're not on this committee." Whew, I think--and then realize that it's time to meet my students for a new course, the one I haven't prepped at all.
  • I read the MLA's new and grim report about the future of jobs but am not going to link to it, since everyone else has, but I will link to this spoof on the 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time (h/t Old is the New New).
Happy holidays, everyone!


Ink said...

Would that the committee dream would come true (over here, too). :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to you too Undine. And it seems an opportune time to say many thanks for all the illuminating, interesting, informative and witty posts since I *discovered* your blog a mere few months' ago. You have such an elegant style ... beautiful indeed.


Annie Em said...

So, what sorts of cookies did you send, and which ones did you keep for yourself?

Happy Holidays, Undine!

undine said...

Ink, I hope it does come true--the no committees part, not the unprepared for class part.

PP, thank you, and thank you again!

Annie Em, I didn't keep any (am making more tonight, this time the cut-out kind), but I sent cookies from my m-i-l's and grandmother's recipes--one with nuts & butter (covered in powdered sugar), an almond one, and a chocolate one. Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to you, Undine! :)

ArticulateDad said...

Future of jobs? What's a job?
Not interested. Not looking. [FINALLY!] :)

Have a marvelous, productive, and rewarding new year.

undine said...

Thanks, Ink and ArticulateDad--and happy holidays to you!