Saturday, August 9, 2008

oh hells yeah!!

Dear Abandoning Eden,

It was a pleasure to meet you at ASA and I am so delighted that you will be applying for the Social Demography position. I agree that it is a great fit! Also, thank you for the manuscript. I'm looking forward to reading it and I'll keep my fingers crossed that it is accepted soon.

Finally -- I agree that I hope we keep in touch regardless of what happens with the job search!

All my best,

[Prof who interviewed me last weekend]

This in response to an email I sent her thanking her for meeting with me (and sending along a paper we had talked about during the interview that she asked for). Can I start dancing around my apartment now? I know I shouldn't be getting my hopes up so high, but it seems like this interviewer really really liked me....I also gave a ride to another prof from the department the night before my interview, and went out to dinner with another member of the search committee at a conference 3 years ago, and she knows me well enough to recognize me when we ran into each other at ASA. Also the prof who interviewed me told me to say hi to my dissertation chair as we were leaving the interview, so I'm guessing she knows my dissertation chair.

Now all that's left to do is send them a kick-ass application package I guess. Hells yeah!


  1. Ughhhhhh!!!! Since you're not going to do the traditional white dress and veil, don't go into a bridal store and look for a dress, you just keep your eyes open for one when you do shop, or in catalogs, etc. and sooner or later, one will find you. Again - the dress sets the tone for the entire wedding, it's best to not jump into this, you have plenty of time to find something.

  2. Congratulations on ALL this good stuff, Eden. Your life is about to take off in so many great ways! You have earned this.

  3. Chill the champagne but don't start dancing until you have the offer letter.

    Good luck :)


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