Friday, April 24, 2009

Apology, Teeny Tiny Update and Reminder: Book Blogging

Sorry peeps. I didn't mean to leave you for so long, but things have been insane. What else is new, right? Just when you think life stabilizes, it tosses you a curveball. And then you write about it in mixed metaphors.

Here's the short version: We're moving again. I told real-life family and friends about this a few weeks ago, but didn't feel comfortable posting about it until things were finalized. I was offered another postdoc position. Even though being a postdoc kinda sucks, this one pays much better (and includes moving expenses!), involves doing something that I absolutely love, and comes with the possibility of a permanent position at the end. It is in a suburb of Washington, DC so if it turns out not to lead to a permanent position, there are still plenty of opportunities for me without necessarily having to ask Dean to quit his job and pack up all our belongings again. We are not moving until September which gives us a little time to enjoy New England when it isn't cold as hell which we have already started to do. I fully plan to write about our recent exploring (including a visit from my mom and stepdad) AND the back story behind my new job very shortly.

But first, I haven't forgotten about our book blogging experiment. I am still reading Rabbit, Run in between dodging job offers, apartment hunting and baseball games. I told you I would write about it next week. I'm not sure yet whether it will be early or late in the week depending on when I finish the book. But I am already formulating my thoughts and hope some of you can contribute to the discussion.


Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you! Hope you blog more often in the future. Gotta keep up with the lives of those cats! Congratulations on your new job. Washington D.C.!! Wow. Great opportunities and great sites to see. The White House... The President.

Jackie said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds exciting!!!

spants said...

I haven't even started the book yet! Like you, I've been really busy. Plus, I was sick for two weeks. And, well, the Cardinals are tearing it up. :) I'll get to it soon, hopefully.

fermicat said...

How did I miss this?

Congrats. I hope things will all work out for the best.

New England summers? I had twelve of those. Get yourself out to Block Island at least once. Take your bikes. Ditto for Martha's Vineyard, although for that place I recommend going off season. And also take your bikes (or rent them there). New England mosquitoes are so friggin' large you will not believe it!!! And go to a Red Sox game before you leave. And maybe do the beach thing at Misquamicut. But the water will be cold as hell.

Oh yeah, and go to Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail.

Natalie said...

Sorry, I need to get back to more catblogging! I have some cute pictures, but next post for sure will be about the book.

Thanks! I'll share more details when I can.

I never read as much during baseball season either. Though I did get a lot done on Sunday amidst both my teams stinking it up.

You didn't miss anything! This is the first I've posted about this, I'll post details when I can. As for summer plans, we hope to do many of those things. We've already been to Fenway, it was way cool.

Dianne said...

I'm reading the twitter updates and laughing!! Siren used to go nuts when all the wnindows were open, now he feels he's too sophisticated for that

I'm excited for you :)

Natalie said...

Our cats are completely lacking in sophistication. McLovin is pretty much freaked out. He loves the windows when they are shut. When they are open, he hides until dark. I think it has something to do with the combination of light and street noise, especially since we have lots of kids in the 'hood.