Sunday, September 16, 2007


I'm a new postdoc, so new that I don't yet have my Ph.D. After a bunch of confusion on the job market last year including a tenure-track offer letter where apparently the hiring administrator decided that he didn't want to hire anyone into that position (I know the circumstances and they have nothing to do with me), I scrambled at the very last minute and ended up with a postdoc doing scutwork on an interesting project working for a famous professor at a mediocre university in the city I grew up in.

I'm very homesick for the city where I went to grad school, where all my friends live, and as a substitute for human companionship, I've decided to start a blog. Why reach out of and touch someone, when I could instead reach out and touch many people, after all.

Some relevant facts about me: I'm a single woman, in that 28-34 age bracket --- old enough to be sensible and confident, but young enough not to be sensitive about my age --- and I'm living in a pretty big city.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your blog somehow and I can totally relate to a lot of your posts - we single smart girls need to stick together! Anyways, just wanted to chime in so that you'd know that someone who understands, is reading :)