Reference Letter Friday

Thelonious Monk is playing right now, and there's somehow sunshine creeping in through the window. I've managed, though, to hide out in the office with no one the wiser (and no complaints over the noise). In my one encounter with someone in the building today, I was told that my evals of the freshman course I taught in the Fall were so positive they had to be read twice and now the person who looked them over wants to take the class themselves.

All of this makes today such a ridiculously good day to have me writing reference letters. In fact, I've managed to put six of 'em in the mail today. Also two articles to review for the journal I (perhaps foolishly) agreed to help edit. I should probably take this moment to write a letter for myself to one of the jobs that's opened up a bit closer to the family.

And later this weekend, I'll take on the meme Dance tagged me for about why I teach what I teach, once I've had a chance to look at the format and allow the general giddiness that comes from listening to good music in the sun to reach a level that makes me seem less like a morning person or someone with inspirational kitten posters hung up around the office.

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ash said...

woo! happy friday, doc.

January 25, 2008 at 3:51 PM
Notorious Ph.D. said...

Wow. I can never get properly motivated to write reference letters. Thank god my "letter season" ended a month ago.

Of course, there will be another one in the offing soon enough.

January 25, 2008 at 5:20 PM