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 on: Yesterday at 11:55:24 pm 
Started by treehugger1 - Last post by mystictechgal
I'm glad you had this time with your father, flawed though it may have been -- and I am sorry that it was flawed. I hope you can, most tightly, hold on to memories of better times. I'm sorry you're having to go through this, Treehugger, and I wish you peace.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:22:56 pm 
Started by dr_dre - Last post by orio6419
I'm in an MLA field and this is my second year on the market, though my first full and serious (or, maybe more aptly put, "desperate") search. 

I've sent out 23 applications so far.

I've received 4 requests for more information, and several of the jobs I applied to asked for everything up front.

The job about which I was most hopeful has apparently just contacted applicants for more info., though I was not among that group.  (I'm feeling rather down about this, though it is not entirely unexpected news.)

I've developed a horrible addiction to the Internet throughout this process.  I check the wiki obsessively somedays, and each time I open my email the delusional part of me expects to find fabulous job news (of course, no such news has arrived yet).  I'm thinking that the nature of the academic job search is especially unfortunate for the types of people who choose to become academics.  http://bunvisinh.com/xu-ly-nuoc-thai-cho.html We all tend to be rather perfectionistic, self-demanding, and self-critical; the lengthy and seemingly fickle nature of the job search pushes all of these traits to their extremes.  I may need to enter some kind of job search detox program once this season is over...

At any rate, I'm still holding out hope that something comes through, but, I suppose that hope will start to wane in the next three weeks if I end up without any MLA interviews. http://bunvisinh.com/xu-ly-nuoc-thai-chan-nuoi-chi-phi-thap.html One way or another, however, I think I'll feel some relief when January finally rolls around and the stress of not knowing what lies ahead passes.

Good luck to all.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:42:23 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by verstrickt
[Unrelated]

Well, at least now we know where you get it.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:11:07 pm 
Started by nebo113 - Last post by mystictechgal
Trump: It's the Democrats' fault. If only they would have voted for it, we would have had a great bill. They didn't, so now they own Obamacare 100%. It's all for the best, anyhow, because Obamacare is going to explode, and I've always said that might be the best thing.

Amazing, isn't it?  Blame the Democrats for not killing their own bill -- that they are proud to own.

But his base will eat it up . . . and also will think it's just great for a president to say that causing people to suffer is a best thing.

And suffer, they will, as the plan is to next sabotage the ACA, so that it will implode.  Stay watchful.

Yep. And with his next focus to be on tax "reform", you can bet there will be plenty of opportunities to sabotage both the ACA and to exact revenge on those who opposed him (Democrats and, probably, some Republicans, as well).

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 on: Yesterday at 08:55:27 pm 
Started by Ford_Prefect - Last post by geonerd
Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:54:25 pm 
Started by drsyn - Last post by vkw10
I may have cereal for dinner.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:51:58 pm 
Started by nebo113 - Last post by proftowanda
Trump: It's the Democrats' fault. If only they would have voted for it, we would have had a great bill. They didn't, so now they own Obamacare 100%. It's all for the best, anyhow, because Obamacare is going to explode, and I've always said that might be the best thing.

Amazing, isn't it?  Blame the Democrats for not killing their own bill -- that they are proud to own.

But his base will eat it up . . . and also will think it's just great for a president to say that causing people to suffer is a best thing.

And suffer, they will, as the plan is to next sabotage the ACA, so that it will implode.  Stay watchful.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:51:41 pm 
Started by trabb - Last post by inkmally
The search chair did contact me directly to tell me they voted for me, but the dean has to approve.  (The SCC didn't seem to think this was likely to be a problem, but also didn't have a sense for how long it would take.) 

I am just antsy, I should keep myself busy...I think I will go find some chocolate. :)  Thank you, both!



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 on: Yesterday at 08:51:32 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by vkw10
Beauty and the Beast is wonderful. Humor, warmth, acting, music.

I saw it last night and I really liked it.  It was fun listening to songs I haven't heard in ~20 years. 

....

I may go back again tomorrow. Howard Ashman's original songs are still wonderful and the new songs added to my enjoyment. Best of all, Gastonia was a conceited lout, but not the caricature of a conceited lout that makes me leave the room when he appears in the animated film. Glad I went.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:50:32 pm 
Started by bandeau - Last post by hegemony
I think a sales figure that might induce a press to be willing to offer a higher royalty rate would be perhaps 20,000.  At 100,000, definitely.  I'm being serious.

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