Friday, February 29, 2008
(12:50 PM) | Brad:
15-MInute Break ConfessionI confess that this unexpected break in tradition has been good for the soul.
I confess that I've been working full-time all this month, the longest stretch of time I've ever worked 35+ hours, and have kind of enjoyed it. It helps that it was using my research skills to build a case of fraud against a former NASDAQ powerhouse.
I confess that yesterday Stanford University rejected me for a postdoctoral fellowship. This is the third time they've rejected me for a postdoc. In the past year alone, the Stanford library rejected me twice for assistant & shelver positions, the Humanities dept. rejected me as an administrative assistant position working with their postdocs, and the Sports Media dept. rejected me for an unknown position I unknowingly applied for. I would imagine a restraining order instructing me to stay out of Palo Alto altogether is forthcoming. Which is fine, I can live w/out Ikea.
I confess that I will accept donations from any rich soul who wants to pay for my plane ticket to Cedar Rapids or Moline, Iowa, so that I might read a paper on Cormac McCarthy & Thomas Pynchon. Otherwise, as appears likely right now, it will remain unwritten and unread.
I confess that it's been a long time since I've posted any jazz, and that I really need to do so soon.