1 – I heard back from the second school, the one I did a skype interview with. They want me to come do an on-campus interview, meaning I am one of three now. They wanted it to be the same days as my other campus visit. I suggested some slightly later dates, and there seem to be some valid options.
2 – I’m giving my ‘job talk’ at lab meeting. Tomorrow. It is done but it is maybe not going to get me a job as it currently stands. So I’m inviting the criticism of my peers and boss. I’m a bit scared.
3 – I’m going to a big football game on Saturday, and then we are hosting a poker night. I love poker. Unreservedly. I have not played in years. I am SO excited. Less so for football, but probably some people will run around and others will fall over, and I have pom poms in my school’s colors to wave until Pea takes them away from me because I keep hitting him in the face accidentally.
4 – I asked if Pea wanted to come with me to the Already Snowy (!!) North to visit people and see the areas I’m interviewing in, but he has elected to spend a quiet week and a bit at home instead. He says it is because we have many many guests for Christmas/New Years (his whole family, in stages) and he wants a rest first, but I think it may well also be because I have been pretty manic recently.
5 – There is so much to dooooooooo. Egads.
6 – Outfitting myself as a real professional person has been the most expensive thing I’ve attempted in years, and I only need two days of convincing attire. On the plus side, my new boots are killer, and I found then in ten minutes. I loathe shopping, so this has been one of the harder aspects of this process for me.