The new French bistro down the street from my work is soooooooooo good. But, as it has just opened and my building is a bit off the beaten path, I find myself faced with an ethical dilemma. Do I: Tell everyone that it is a delightful little hidden gem and you should absolutely go there […]
Archives for September 2014
Yesterday I was all wrapped up in how down in the dumps we sometimes get about the job market. Today, I think the universe must have heard me because lookee here: The Experts the Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists One day, the job market looks like total crap. The next it looks like…well, there may […]
One article that’s been making the rounds this week – at least in my inbox and on my feed – is this one from Slate that attempts to demystify the academic job application process for non-academics. I had made myself a deal to stop reading anything about the job market. Because it’s all too familiar […]
My work just got infinitely better. There is a new French bistro. Adjacent. To. My. Building. I could go ahead and post my “before” picture here. The “after” will be 35 lbs heavier.
Dawdler Toddler Preschooler: Mom, we learned DON’T touch sharps. They’re sharp! Me: Sharps? Dawdler Toddler Preschooler: No, wait. Not sharps. <thinking…> Sharts. Me: Sharts? Dawdler Toddler Preschooler: Yes, sharts. Swimming in the ocean. Sharts.
Me: “…when pigs fly.” My Better Half: “Can you imagine how big a pig’s wings would have to be for a pig to FLY?” “…And they’d be all bacony too. Mmmm. Giant bacony buffalo wings. I’d eat those.”
Tempe is full of weird ass signs. Here’s one.
Yesterday I was lamenting about the difficulty of making new friends at work (among other things). Here’s a perfect example. I have a coworker who I’ve often thought should be friends with me. So I followed what I think to be normal make-a-friend protocol: I introduced myself first, I have since chatted with her from […]
Here it is just after Labor Day and I have no idea where summer went. Oh, wait, I live in PHX so for all intents & purposes, it’s still here, sticking its ugly thumb in my eye until at least Halloween. But the “fall” semester descended upon us a couple of weeks ago, and it […]