2013 11 01 tweets

Abby Smith Rumsey refers to my talk yesterday in opening today’s first #2013wha session, and makes me sound way smarter than I am.

Fri Nov 01 16:21:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @moncia, @jvinopal and @coblezc

Woo hop! Congrats all around. \(Now, about that to\-do list…\)

Fri Nov 01 16:23:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Will do! She was asking after you last night.

Fri Nov 01 17:21:47 +0000 2013

Christ. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-shooting-lax-20131101,0,3342378.story#axzz2jPjfg3zz

Fri Nov 01 17:30:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

Comes with its own API!

Fri Nov 01 21:28:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @janaremy

As you do!

Fri Nov 01 22:16:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @rogerwhitson

We opted for the session @nowviskie describes instead this year. The pre-conv workshop will be back in the future, though!

Fri Nov 01 22:53:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @rogerwhitson and @debbiejeanlee

The session @nowviskie mentioned is intended to take that space this year.

Fri Nov 01 22:56:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Oh, hey - I almost missed it. Good thing I’m on the west coast. Happy birthday!

Fri Nov 01 23:44:53 +0000 2013

Oh, yikes; migraine aura. My apologies, #2013wha, but I’m about to have to split. It’s been fun!

Fri Nov 01 23:57:25 +0000 2013

All but blind in my left eye. weirdly dissociated from my left hand. opening that Maxalt may be one of the hardest things I’ve done lately.

Sat Nov 02 00:29:04 +0000 2013

Come on Maxalt, do your thing.

Sat Nov 02 01:12:43 +0000 2013

Okay. Maxalt beginning to do its thing. Railroad spike through head starting to soften a bit. Want mashed potatoes.

Sat Nov 02 02:03:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @2xlp

Yup. Muted now, thank goodness.

Sat Nov 02 02:42:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @2xlp

I'm in San Diego, so probably not the weather. But sinuses still very unhappy.

Sat Nov 02 02:51:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @2xlp

Hope you're feeling better!

Sat Nov 02 02:51:22 +0000 2013

Okay. Post-migraine hangover, but at least it’s *post*-migraine, which should make flying home today bearable.

Sat Nov 02 11:10:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @seth_denbo

Wishing you smooth travels and a great start to the new gig!

Sat Nov 02 11:27:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @candrews

“This is really more of a comment than a question…”

Sat Nov 02 18:57:33 +0000 2013

Plane landed half an hour early. Happily, that just gave me more time to wait on the NJ Transit platform.

Sat Nov 02 19:03:43 +0000 2013

Slept like a rock last night. Puttered all day today. Got almost all the pictures hung, plus gumbo on the stove. All’s right with the world.

Sun Nov 03 22:26:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

Aw, man. My flight yesterday was still all device policey.

Sun Nov 03 22:28:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I did not, and shame on me! Happy birthday, @tcarmody; please continue to enjoy your electronic devices!

Sun Nov 03 23:10:51 +0000 2013

Encouraging Digital Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities, a white paper from the UP of N Georgia’s NEH Digital SUG: http://ung.edu/college-of-arts-and-letters/encouraging-digital-publishing/

Mon Nov 04 16:12:29 +0000 2013

Thanks for having me! // RT @mkgold: Great day with @kfitz at @cunydhi / @CUNYGradCenter #dhpraxis seminar.

Tue Nov 05 04:01:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

“One of.”

Tue Nov 05 18:31:52 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: Who will be the three-thousandth member of @MLACommons? Join today and it could be you! Here’s how: http://howtouse.commons.mla.org/2013/05/31/creating-an-account-on-mla-commons/

Tue Nov 05 21:09:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Car service, most definitely! When are you coming here?

Wed Nov 06 00:14:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

I hope it’s a great trip!

Wed Nov 06 00:54:11 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: We’re happy to be collaborating with @postmedieval on their new open review project, launching today! http://t.co/smvjYwN…

Wed Nov 06 14:44:46 +0000 2013

Moving to Brooklyn is causing me to have to relearn some basic things about NYC geography that I thought I knew, but apparently did not.

Wed Nov 06 15:34:49 +0000 2013

Case in point, I have apparently entered some alterna-universe in which it’s far easier & faster to get to JFK than to LaGuardia.

Wed Nov 06 15:36:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Amazing, huh? My commute from Park Slope is 10 minutes faster than it was from Murray Hill. **boggles**

Wed Nov 06 15:38:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

Hey, I made exactly that joke to @moncia a couple of weeks ago.

Wed Nov 06 15:57:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF and @moncia

I will happily deploy a CC-BY license. Will joke for credit!

Wed Nov 06 15:58:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @dandyroll

If that’s so, the BQE has been at its worst every freaking time I’ve been on it. Eastern Parkway, however, was a breeze.

Wed Nov 06 18:10:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @kfitz

.@wynkenhimself @miriamkp Horrible indeed! @CokeCCBCC needs to make this right.

Wed Nov 06 19:01:42 +0000 2013

Friends \(esp friends\-in\-common of @miriamkp\), consider tweeting to let @CokeCCBCC know that this is NOT okay: https://twitter.com/miriamkp/status/398154471311548416

Wed Nov 06 19:06:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Well, thank heavens for small mercies. But sheesh, you shouldn’t have had to escalate.

Wed Nov 06 19:18:38 +0000 2013

A followup: @CokeCCBCC seems to be on it now. Keeping a good thought for @miriamkp!

Wed Nov 06 19:19:47 +0000 2013

Just finished the world’s biggest lunch. Thanks, CLT, for having pretty decent Carolina barbecue. I am happy.

Wed Nov 06 19:28:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @commish24

*waves back*

Wed Nov 06 19:35:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Perhaps reading a 1000-page epic \(vol 5 of unknown\) might have helped.

Wed Nov 06 19:51:55 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: Join the postmedieval crowd review for the special issue on Comic Medievalisms! http://mcpress.media-commons.org/postmedieval_comicmedievalisms/

Wed Nov 06 20:55:04 +0000 2013

Hello, Charleston!

Wed Nov 06 22:22:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @2xlp


Wed Nov 06 22:28:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @2xlp

Ooh good for you! The weather is indeed lovely.

Wed Nov 06 23:05:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @djp2025

Had an awesome dinner at Fleet Landing tonight. Tomorrow: Husk!

Thu Nov 07 02:08:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @radiokath

Wow. That’s a night.

Thu Nov 07 02:58:29 +0000 2013

@radiokath The only thing I can compare it to is that in high school I briefly dated the guy who went on to create the series “Hung.”

Thu Nov 07 03:00:08 +0000 2013

@radiokath It took me a bit to recover, the first time I saw the credits.

Thu Nov 07 03:00:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @radiokath

I know, right?!?

Thu Nov 07 03:06:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @mrgunn, @rrkennison and @MLACommons

is openly readable; membership is required to publish or comment. One joins in order to participate.

Thu Nov 07 16:34:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @rrkennison and @jenica26

One problem there is that the economics of printing fewer copies don’t quite balance out.

Thu Nov 07 16:36:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @rrkennison and @jenica26

That said, it is one of the models we have under study.

Thu Nov 07 16:37:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @Markings and @sandy

I’m not sure I’d say they’re not *necessary.* I would say I wouldn’t number it among their primary forms of value they add.

Thu Nov 07 18:41:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @Markings and @sandy

Agreed! I’m not suggesting that we get rid of the current system entirely and for all communities and forms. Different +

Thu Nov 07 20:43:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @Markings and @sandy

kinds of review serve different purposes. What I was arguing was that “we provide peer review” is not the most effective +

Thu Nov 07 20:44:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @Markings and @sandy

means for UPs to declare the value they add in the publishing process. There are many more important things that can only +

Thu Nov 07 20:44:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @Markings and @sandy

be provided by a press.

Thu Nov 07 20:45:02 +0000 2013

I just remembered: I dreamed the other night that I had a new toiletry kit. I was very excited about it. I am super curious what it means.

Thu Nov 07 21:29:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

Maybe I need a new one.

Thu Nov 07 21:32:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @scottrettberg

Ooh, excellent.

Thu Nov 07 22:20:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench


Thu Nov 07 22:21:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench and @shanakimball

I wonder why I would be having one of those.

Thu Nov 07 22:21:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @bukuwawa

It’s apparently what I need to achieve true happiness.

Thu Nov 07 22:23:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench and @shanakimball

It is *entirely* possible.

Thu Nov 07 22:24:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal and @amandafrench

Here I assumed it was about a more capacious way of managing work travel.

Thu Nov 07 22:32:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

“Ew, girl stuff.” --Freud

Thu Nov 07 22:33:57 +0000 2013

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Fri Nov 08 16:35:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks


Sat Nov 09 14:05:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

I am so, so curious what the author imagines the etymology of that phrase to be.

Sat Nov 09 14:15:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

Ah, the Mondegreen. Leads to very interesting close readings.

Sat Nov 09 14:36:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

In this case, a pre-Madonna is someone who believes they were too good for the ‘80s?

Sat Nov 09 14:38:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

“He really thinks there’s been no good music since Zeppelin. What a pre-Madonna.”

Sat Nov 09 14:39:10 +0000 2013

Let’s see: enter 50+ person security line, or wait 10 minutes for TSA Precheck line to open. Hmm.

Sat Nov 09 14:50:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

No, actually, that was pretty good. Alarmingly so, in fact.

Sat Nov 09 14:51:05 +0000 2013

It’s been fun, Charleston. I’ll hope to come back soon with less work to do!

Sat Nov 09 15:02:34 +0000 2013

Dear gate agents everywhere: my tiny tote bag and normal sized purse are together smaller than the things you allow as “personal items.” +

Sat Nov 09 15:50:44 +0000 2013

Making me stop and stuff one inside the other in order to reduce my item count to 2 is a pointless exercise of power. +

Sat Nov 09 15:51:45 +0000 2013

And blaming the TSA is nonsense. They just saw in great detail exactly what I’m carrying, and let me through without comment. </rant>

Sat Nov 09 15:52:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @mikejolk

Too true.

Sat Nov 09 15:56:14 +0000 2013

Hello, Atlanta!

Sat Nov 09 20:23:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @allistelling


Sat Nov 09 20:29:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @ibogost

SAMLA. I’m closing the conference tomorrow.

Sat Nov 09 20:29:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @ibogost

Eh, I’ve seen worse.

Sat Nov 09 20:35:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @bighandsome

It shows quite good judgment and is evidence of strong character.

Sun Nov 10 01:19:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @joguldi

Have you met @paleofuture? http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/

Sun Nov 10 01:24:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

It is crazy difficult to separate actual facts about the assassination from the narratives of Oliver Stone & Don DeLillo.

Sun Nov 10 16:02:35 +0000 2013

Meeting with the directors of a bunch of other humanities societies, discussing the future of @MLACommons: a broader Humanities Commons!

Mon Nov 11 14:33:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @leoba

It is exactly a scholarly association!

Mon Nov 11 14:37:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @leoba

Thanks, Dot!

Mon Nov 11 15:02:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

Hey, you’re here-ish!

Tue Nov 12 12:22:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

Like ships passing in the night. And announcing their presence on Twitter. Or something.

Tue Nov 12 12:28:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @kylebeachy

Excellent! Have fun.

Tue Nov 12 18:52:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

Google “recalibrate home button.” My tablet button keeled over the other day & I was able to revive it.

Wed Nov 13 17:36:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @yayitsrob

Wow, I… Wow.

Wed Nov 13 21:02:29 +0000 2013

RT @cryptopix: @yayitsrob @kfitz she's probably a "disruptor" of scholarly communication, too!

Wed Nov 13 21:05:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @foundhistory

Congratulations! That’s fantastic.

Wed Nov 13 21:09:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @yayitsrob

Hey, that email wasn’t by any chance about an upcoming WEBINAR, was it?

Wed Nov 13 21:13:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @yayitsrob


Wed Nov 13 21:14:46 +0000 2013

RT @MLAnews: One more week to add your voice to the draft proposal for a new MLA groups structure. Comment by 20 Nov. http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/

Wed Nov 13 21:15:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @yayitsrob

I shouldn’t tease either. It’s a very kind thing to say! Just a bit funny in context.

Wed Nov 13 21:18:13 +0000 2013

RT @MLAnews: New in PROFESSION: Essays from the Committee on Literatures of People of Color in the US & Canada. http://profession.commons.mla.org/ OA o…

Wed Nov 13 21:18:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni


Wed Nov 13 22:49:48 +0000 2013

Just found out that a treasured former colleague died last night. Far, far too young. Have an acute need to go find everyone and hug them.

Wed Nov 13 22:56:10 +0000 2013

After the night I’ve had \(bad news piled upon bad news\) I hope you people will forgive the following:

Thu Nov 14 02:08:30 +0000 2013

Fuck cancer.

Thu Nov 14 02:08:58 +0000 2013


Thu Nov 14 02:09:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

I will take you up on that. Thanks, Dan.

Thu Nov 14 02:28:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

No, no. All people news.

Thu Nov 14 10:53:15 +0000 2013

My Amtrak wifi karma apparently got used up on my last trip. This promises to be annoying.

Thu Nov 14 13:13:21 +0000 2013

Hello, DC. No chance the red line has started behaving, huh?

Thu Nov 14 15:53:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Heh. Taxi it is.

Thu Nov 14 15:54:33 +0000 2013

Academic author? Thinking about how to move into more public venues? You might take a look at The Thinking Writer. http://thethinkingwriter.wordpress.com/

Thu Nov 14 21:14:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench, @jmcclurken and @digitalcampus

The Authors Guild seems determined to keep that plot line going.

Fri Nov 15 13:48:34 +0000 2013

HT @jcmeloni: Why You Should Spend Your Mornings In A Cave By @drake_baer http://www.fastcompany.com/3017987/bottom-line/why-you-should-spend-your-morning-in-a-cave via @FastCompany

Fri Nov 15 14:11:05 +0000 2013

Like @jcmeloni, I start my days early to get a bit of cave time. But I need to do a better job of protecting my first hour+ in the office.

Fri Nov 15 14:12:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @JenHoward


Fri Nov 15 16:41:36 +0000 2013

RT @MLAnews: Opportunity: Serve on a division/discussion group executive committee. Suggest yourself or a colleague by 23 Dec. http://t.co/…

Fri Nov 15 16:41:59 +0000 2013

About to begin leading some serious industrial thought.

Fri Nov 15 19:18:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @seth_denbo

You might try another browser. We had some troubles with our test run.

Fri Nov 15 19:39:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @mdalmau

I haven’t heard. I’ll see if I can find out!

Fri Nov 15 19:40:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @mdalmau

Thank you!

Fri Nov 15 20:32:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @brianbhalley, @mitpress and @aaupresses

Sure! http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digitalhumanities-0 and http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/10-print-chr2055rnd1-goto-10-0

Fri Nov 15 20:59:58 +0000 2013

Wow. // RT @mkgold: Pinetree Found. Disting’d Fellowship on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age @CUNYGradCenter http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Degrees-Research/The-Advanced-Research-Collaborative/ARC-Applications

Fri Nov 15 21:04:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @crsbecker

I get something in my eye every time I see one of these tweets.

Fri Nov 15 21:51:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @crsbecker


Fri Nov 15 21:54:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Congratulations! That’s huge.

Sun Nov 17 03:54:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Argh, still? Do I need to bust out the censorious tweets again?

Mon Nov 18 16:46:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality


Mon Nov 18 19:21:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality and @wynkenhimself

Wait, the Well? Or the Mason Inn as a whole?

Mon Nov 18 19:23:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality and @wynkenhimself

Aw, man. That’s a serious drag.

Mon Nov 18 19:24:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality and @wynkenhimself

No kidding. And back to the age of those scary motels out on the highway.

Mon Nov 18 19:26:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918 and @wynkenhimself

Good grief! That’s terrifying. I’m glad everyone is okay. \(Sorry about the good bushes, though\.\)

Mon Nov 18 20:18:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Particularly interesting since Brussels is in a completely made-up country.

Mon Nov 18 21:25:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It is a rupture in the time-space continuum. Paradox is sure to follow.

Mon Nov 18 21:34:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @boone

“Why wasn’t I consulted???”

Tue Nov 19 14:52:18 +0000 2013

The left half of my face is numb from hairline to jawline. Feeling is gradually creeping back in. I love the dentist.

Wed Nov 20 17:07:54 +0000 2013

And when I say “the feeling is gradually creeping back in,” I mean by random tingling and itching. Woo.

Wed Nov 20 17:13:30 +0000 2013

This has been a very long day of adding insult to injury. Just after full feeling returns to my face, dermo needs to cut something off it.

Wed Nov 20 20:00:09 +0000 2013

It’s #MLA committee nomination time! Members, suggest yourself or others and help shape the organization’s future. https://www.mla.org/commsugg

Thu Nov 21 20:26:27 +0000 2013

Even though they waited until after I left Murray Hill, all I can say is halle-freaking-lujah. http://firstwefeast.com/laugh/santacon-is-finally-being-banished-from-new-york-city-which-is-good-because-it-is-for-mouthbreathing-goons/ \(NB: Salty language\!\)

Thu Nov 21 21:15:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Glad to hear the talk went well! So sorry about the rest…

Sun Nov 24 02:23:24 +0000 2013

The good news is that MSY has free wifi and plentiful power outlets.

Sun Nov 24 22:46:41 +0000 2013

Hey, @chronicle? You may want to check your subhead on the mobile version of the staff scholars article.

Mon Nov 25 15:06:49 +0000 2013

Another day, another dentist appointment. Today, the right half of my face is benumbed.

Mon Nov 25 15:23:18 +0000 2013

I thought I knew what the phrase “hit a nerve” meant. And then my dentist actually hit a nerve with the novocain this morning.

Mon Nov 25 15:54:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench and @shanakimball

It was like she sent an electric current right through my tongue. Crazy. \(In a “let’s don’t do that again” way\.\)

Mon Nov 25 16:01:21 +0000 2013

Hey, @chronicle? It’s the subhead here I’m talking about: http://m.chronicle.com/article/A-Move-to-Bring-Staff-Scholars/143241/

Mon Nov 25 16:13:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall, @coblezc and @StewartVarner

Wow! Thanks for letting me know — though that group’s conversations were well along before my visit.

Mon Nov 25 16:26:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn, @rgfeal and @sheratonhotels

WHAT???? That’s unbelievable.

Mon Nov 25 21:42:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn, @wynkenhimself, @rgfeal and @sheratonhotels

No kidding. I do too — and can see myself double-checking after this!

Mon Nov 25 21:48:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @sleonchnm

Mine \(it was actually my 21st; long story\) was just before FB went wide, so there was still stuff to catch up on.

Tue Nov 26 14:52:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @sleonchnm

I still plan to go to my 30th, if I can make it. I had fun seeing a few good friends at the last one.

Tue Nov 26 14:53:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @sleonchnm

\(The next one is sooner than I care to admit, however\.\)

Tue Nov 26 14:53:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @radiokath

I’ll be sure on your behalf.

Tue Nov 26 19:54:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @quinnanya

Aw. What a little cornucopia! Congratulations!

Tue Nov 26 21:59:47 +0000 2013

A huge pot of chicken & sausage gumbo. A mess of collard greens. Not the usual tradition, but ours. Happy holidays!

Thu Nov 28 22:37:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

Ooh, yum!

Thu Nov 28 22:41:21 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

I do know that about the cornbread! You made me want some pretty intensely; happy to return the favor, gumbo-wise.

Thu Nov 28 23:04:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

I could definitely go for that.

Thu Nov 28 23:04:42 +0000 2013

Grateful for so much in my life today. Most of all for a holiday season in the fabulous home I get to share with R., at long last.

Thu Nov 28 23:07:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @ernestopriego

Ernesto, I’m so sorry for your loss.

Fri Nov 29 12:33:24 +0000 2013