Monday, February 23, 2009

PLS turns 100

I recently realized that this is my 100th post on this blog. I had thought about a bunch of different things to do as a little celebration of a tiny milestone, but with all of the things going on right now I just haven't had the time to put anything different together. Nevertheless, I didn't want it to go by unmentioned. So, thanks to everyone who has stopped by to read (~4,100 visits as of today), I hope that you at least find a mix of entertainment and some insight into the early days of taking up a TT position in teh academia. I know that blogging about my experiences has helped me, both in the cathartic sense that allows me to keep from smiting colleagues on occasion, and in the sense that I have gotten a lot of helpful advice from readers who have already passed through these halls.

It seems fitting that I am posting the 100th post from my new office, having almost entirely moved in over the weekend while listening to The Weakerthans. BTW, if you have had some time to listen to The Weakerthans and you're not a fan, I don't think we can be friends. Just so we're clear on that now. I'll be posting about the move and the new locale in the future, but the change has been remarkable from both an aesthetic and productivity stand-point. I have even furnished the new joint with some office pets. I finally feel like I have a real office, and not just a basement room, and I can't be happier.


  1. Reunion Tour has got to be one of my top three favorite albums, ever. How do you feel about Okkervil River and The Format?

  2. Hope you left all that goodwill furniture behind, PLS. New diggs warrant shiny, new furniture.

  3. DGT - I'll have to check those other bands out. I've been listening to way too much CBC radio 3 as of late and haven't had the time to look up other bands.

    Anon - They wouldn't even LET us bring the old furniture. The style police are out in full, and they bought us all new furniture. It's still built by prisoners, it just doesn't look like it belongs in a prison.