# 2021 06 01 tweets

Oh, such great news! Huge congratulations — and enormous good wishes for the move!

Dang.

RT @achdotorg: @ADHOrg extends the call for applications for Executive Board and Committee Chairman to 15 June 2021. https://t.co/EYDC7K2a1…

RT @InvestInOpen: On May 17, @clarivate announced it was acquiring @ProQuest for \$5.3B USD - a deal that represents an unprecedented shift…

EL-area friends! The time has finally come for me to admit that waiting to see my long-time stylist in NY is not likely to work anymore. I need a haircut — my first since April 2019 — and I need someone I can trust with a pretty big change. Any recommendations?

A little repeat for the morning crowd. Thanks for the suggestions so far! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1401700997563572225

So enormously proud of everything that my amazing colleagues in @MSUEnglish and @CALMSU are doing to make the world a better place. https://twitter.com/CALMSU/status/1401952631833116681

I have a very close colleague who joined our team in May 2020. It hit me last week that I have zero idea how tall she is. There’s going to be a lot of that, I think.

I am only dismayed that I have yet to see anyone use the word “baked” here, but it’s likely I am being too obvious. https://twitter.com/jacqbryant/status/1402672610144514048

New at http://kfitz.info: Focus https://kfitz.info/focus-2/

It’s pretty amazing.

RT @ADHOrg: Have you nominated or applied yet?

My presentation from yesterday's NECS workshop on open scholarship: Opening Up Peer Review. https://kfitz.info/opening-up-peer-review/

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am delighted to hear this, and will absolutely look forward to hearing more.

Congratulations! What great news!

The offices in Crookshank were RIDICULOUS. I’ve never seen anything else like them.

RT @biblioracle: For anyone who's thinking about how the university can get closer to serving the people its meant to serve, let me recomme…

Thank you so much for this! I’m glad you’ve come back to the book, and — well, sort of glad it’s still relevant?

Thanks for posting this, Brett — the mechanisms that lead students to follow the money need to be kept in view.

RT @achdotorg: .@kfitz - @achdotorg President - has posted an update on the consultation ACH Exec did w/ DeEtta Jones & Associates re: raci…

ACH is extremely grateful for this opportunity, and for @scott_bot’s willingness to take this project on! https://twitter.com/scott_bot/status/1404456031007264774

Oooooh, THANK YOU for this. I’m super likely to fork this for a grad seminar I’m teaching in the spring…

I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to talk about Generous Thinking with Kai Wortman for the New Books Network. https://newbooksnetwork.com/generous-thinking

I do too! I hope we get to do something about that SOON.

THAT GIF. 😱

Ironically, I got my scheduling notice today. And I’ll say that getting 3-D imaging last year was transformative: the first year in 16 in which I did not need to have a followup ultrasound.

I gave a keynote at this week's meeting of the APLU Commission on Economic and Community Engagement. I will confess to having pushed a few buttons. Text of said button-pushing available here: https://kfitz.info/higher-education-as-a-social-good/

NICE!

Replying to @ryancordell, @iSchoolUI and @eviedc

Woo hoo! Congratulations! It’ll be lovely to have you right down the road.

That’s how I use them. But one of these days I’m going to be brave enough to take a true email sabbatical a la danah boyd. http://www.danah.org/EmailSabbatical.html

The fact that they don’t care what you think is a HUGE part of the problem.

And has been for too long. Utterly depressing.

I’m sorry to hear that! I’m glad it’s up and running, though.

Having a bunch of fun this weekend building an #ACH2021 discussion space on @humcommons. Be sure to register so you can participate! https://members.ach.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=10

Thanks, Burt!!!

And possibly as a result I lost track of new music ages ago, pretty much as soon as I stopped listening to FM radio. Like college? Certainly by grad school, when any new song I heard that I liked turned out to have been released two years before.

Some part of this is no doubt due to me just not being all that musical, frankly. Friends my age talk to me about the ways that, for example, David Bowie saved their lives, but I didn’t run into him into way later, and the idea of music saving my life wasn’t part of my frame.

Okay, musical confessions time. I came of age in a bad place and at a bad time, which I think of as the Eagles Sweet Spot: super-white suburban deep south; post-disco panic; pre-new wave. The idea of “corporate rock” as an insult did not resonate.

Perhaps this is just me trying to recuperate something worthy from that time. But Jackson Browne, really.

To wit:
1. Doctor, My Eyes
2. The Pretender
And more.

Anyhow. All of this is over-compensatory prelim to nervously putting forth my opinion: that Jackson Browne is a genius unfairly tarnished by a stupid era in music.

Oh wow.

Billy Joel dominated my high school years, for sure. And Glass Houses was probably my favorite* but The Nylon Curtain is hugely underrated.

*Find the Hussalonia remake online if you can. It’s genius.

Oh WOW. I miss Ki more than I can say!

Oh man, I would LOVE to see that.

Those of you for whom this day is hard, I see you. I cut off contact with my male parent nearly 20 years ago, with a highly problematic couple of decades leading up to that decision. I have regrets, but continuing to bash myself against that particular wall is not one of them.

I can only imagine, Martin. Sending you all the best.

Such amazing news! Huge congrats, and very much looking forward to following this work!

Oh no. Paige, I am so, so sorry. 💔

Okay this just made me LOL.

Happy birthday! I hope it’s a wonderful start to a wonderful year!

Ooh, nice!!! I’m getting one tomorrow, after 27 months, and it’s going to be SIGNIFICANT.

$$I’d been on a sad once a year schedule, unable to give up my NYC stylist\. I’m testing out somebody here, and the nervousness about that is the largest part of the holdup, frankly\.$$

Huh. I was thinking a general counter-clockwise for the same reason $$up right, down left$$ because I want the rail on my left!

Replying to @alda, @BerondaM and @alanalda

BERONDA. This is amazing!!!

Packing cubes are the best. Also subscribe to all of @tressiemcphd’s other work travel wisdom re extras of everything in the suitcase ready to go at all times.

In the last week I have:

- gotten a foot* of hair cut off
- rediscovered my capacity for and love of swimming laps
- pushed a crucial grant proposal through to the place it needs to be
- welcomed a new colleague to the team

*not an exaggeration

I have also:

- recognized that other work things are moving more slowly than I want and begun to make peace with that, even if it means that I’m going to have to send some mildly mortifying email messages soon.

That doesn’t sound good.

And yet there are whole presses that specialize in critical university studies. How very odd. 🤔 https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/book-search/field_jhup_subject/1111 https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1409133325298638852

It is probably a vain hope that one might prevent a bad take in advance.

One thing I learned for sure in Claremont: that whole “it’s a dry heat” thing is bullshit above 105.

Oh no. This is a terrible loss. https://twitter.com/AFSJournal/status/1409495443722031107

Crazy excited about the work that @InvestInOpen is doing, and looking forward to the benefits for a wide range of open scholarly infrastructure projects! https://twitter.com/InvestInOpen/status/1409604404911673345

I have had at least one such experience in which it was too much trouble for *them*, and they just said, look, keep it, we’ll send you the right thing.

True.

I would be most grateful if macOS could remember my preferred window layout both for my laptop by itself and for my laptop when connected to my external monitor, and to switch modes with grace. This does not seem an impossible ask.