Other things rolling around in my head:
- I never did write about the last conference I attended, and I still want to. I guess if I write it tonight, I can still get it in to Scientiae...
- I am still pondering this year's unsuccessful job search. My first reaction was to say "I'll show them" by getting something even better! However, I am not entirely sure about going on the market again in the fall. I would feel a bit odd applying for Assistant Prof jobs, when I am already in the tenure process. However- if they are departments a "step-up" for me (i.e. they have PhD programs), then maybe that isn't such a bad approach (if I actually look competitive enough). I also feel like I should apply for jobs in case tenure falls through- not that I am overly worried that this will happen, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility, either. I prefer the idea of keeping my options open. I definitely think I should be selective in where I apply. The person hired at Mountain U is leaving a place that I might be interested in, so I could watch for an ad from that place- that would very weird!
- I have a self-imposed deadline to have this next paper written by June 15th and I only have an outline now (and some more analysis to finish!) I wanted to start getting something on "paper" before finishing the last step, to help me meet my goal and I can write the intro, background, and methods before the analysis is completely done.
*I think it is more deserving of very distant country, since it takes about 24 hours to get from VDC to here by plane.