Thursday, September 16, 2010

You are all beautiful people and I love every single one of you

Last winter, I applied for a research leave for spring 2011. It was denied. Over the summer, I applied again. I got it.

So from approximately December 15th to August 20th--eight months, bitchez!--I'll be drawing a salary just to read and to write and to think.

Oh, I have such plans. But for now, I'm just really fucking psyched.

24 comments:

reassignedtime said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!

(And also, I'm totally jealous that you have pre-tenure leave where you are.)

medieval woman said...

You rock!!! I'm so psyched for you - you'll get so much work done...

Sisyphus said...

Whoo-hoo! That is awesome!

Dr. Virago said...

Woo-hoo!!! Congrats!! (But why on earth were you denied in the first place?!?!)

squadratomagico said...

Yay for you! Many congratulations!

scr said...

Well then, no excuses for not visiting!

capatcha: "winessf"

-scr

meg said...

*LIKE*

Flavia said...

Bro:

Why, I think I should have some SF wines. Thanks for the idea!

MW:

Eh, who knows? It's a state-wide, competitive program through our faculty union (aimed at helping women and minorities achieve parity; we don't otherwise have a pre-tenure leave), and it's been getting more competitive over the past few years--I suspect for state budgetary reasons, though no one will admit as much.

Kendra said...

Super-congrats! That is fantastic.

Renaissance Girl said...

THIS IS FABULOUS. I will high-five you on my way out of my own leave, as you enter yours.

moria said...

You are such a hero, Flavia, darling. So thrilled for you. Kick ass and take names, from here on out.

A virtual gimlet, raised in your very real honor.

RLM said...

congratulations!!! that will be so amazing. enjoy! :) (and surely you will be finding your way to Boston at some point during that time...)

Flavia said...

(Oops. That comment from me to MW, above, should have been directed to Dr. V. So hard to keep them medievalists straight!)

But thanks, y'all. I'll be in Cosimolandia for most of it (meaning more than a full year of cohabitation...), though I'm planning at least one month in Europe at the tail end.

Dr. Koshary said...

Truly awesome! I have no taste for gimlets, so I'll raise an actual glass of whiskey in your honor alongside Moria's glass.

Susan said...

That's terrific! Congratulations!

The Expat said...

so see you soon then???
how exciting!

RageyOne said...

that's awesome!

Bardiac said...

Hurray! Congrats!!

Doctor Cleveland said...

Congratulations!

phd me said...

That is fantastic!! Congrats - and make the most of it!

What Now? said...

Wonderful news -- that's exciting!

Dr. Mon said...

Many many congrats to you!!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful! Thoroughly deserved. Congratulations.

Historiann said...

Congrats! And you'll love every minute of it, I guarandamntee.