Good news and a thank-you
This is truly marvelous, since it should allow me to get a good three dissertation chapters written before the end of the year, as well as work up some languishing projects for publication, putting me in good shape to enter the job market in 2007. Honestly, I am more relieved than I can possibly say.
I want to thank those of you who offered sympathies, condolences, advice, and encouragement during the process of applying and waiting for this news. This little blog, blotchy and bitchy as it frequently is, has allowed me to participate in a truly challenging and inspiring online community that has helped me immensely during a very stressful period. I want to be sure to tell you about the happier times, too--and to tell you how much I appreciate your help in getting to this point.
Seriously, I totally love you guys.
And I'm not saying that because I'm drunk, though I do plan to have a couple of fingers of Talisker on the rocks later tonight by way of celebration.