Thursday, April 28, 2005

stranger than fiction

Candidate F has been saying for quite some time that everything was going to be all right either way. For some time now, after all, he has been smitten with the idea of circumstance coming along and shaking up his life like it was a snow globe. Even so, Candidate F spent a good deal of time this afternoon staring at the phone and biting his nails all the way down past the knuckle. Really, he just wanted to know one way or the other.

The phone call came at 5:19 this afternoon. Affirmative, unanimously. Administrative hurdles remain and will until August, but we are now at the point where Unprecedentedly Unpleasant Things would have to happen. Candidate F is certainly pleased, although a full emotional spectrometry would reveal a complicated set of feelings. In any case, he appreciates all the kindness and support of others he has received.

(If you have no idea what this post is about, I apologize, but the matter is still beeswax not for explicit public consumption.)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you run into Candidate F, tell him congratulations, even though, really, the outcome was as certain as your nails are short. Who needs a snow globe in life when you can have affirmative unanimous instead. There, I out-did you in the triple meaning department. Now go get pleasantly drunk!
--nlc

Anonymous said...

unanimous as in dept-level? some college-level committee? some university-wide body?

in any event, tell candidate F to stop biting his nails and go out and have some fun (without, of course, doing anything Unprecedentedly bad).

dorotha said...

no duh.

Anonymous said...

did you tell them you were native american?

Tom Volscho said...

If it is what I think it is and given the department, that is one heck of an accomplishment. GOOD JOB!

Anonymous said...

Does it start with a T and rhyme with shmenure?

jlp said...

Candidate F sounds kind of like that rock* that rocks!

The rock specimens in mineralogy composed of a good deal of malachite and azurite were my favorite, on aesthetic grounds. The link has a nice picture to signify what Candidate F has accomplished. Special bonus for JFW readers, aged 17 or under: what your favorite crystal or gem says about you. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I thought they might have sacked him for not enough hobnobbing and politicing and too much blogging.

Goesh said...

A sojourn to Harvard and tenure - thems no small potatoes! Congrats again.

tina said...

Congratulations, Jeremy!

Ann Althouse said...

Congratulations!