# 2021 11 01 tweets

I’m continuing to work on the Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing syllabus, which I promise to share once it’s in shape. Today’s ask? Scholarly blogs! They need not be regularly updated, or super polished — what I’m mostly interested in is seeing a scholar work out ideas online.

I’m especially interested in links to blogs — your own or others — that use the form as means of exploration for ideas that might $$or might not$$ develop into other, more formal things.

Thanks for this, Cathy!

Ahhhh, thank you!

This is great — thanks!

Ooh, I do know all too well that feeling of self-censorship, and the ways it can inhibit exploration.

Thank you!

Fabulous — thank you! <3

Fantastic — thank you, Mia!

Brilliant — thank you, Regina! $$and thanks @Bali\_Maha\!$$

This is perfect, Amanda — thank you!

Impossible to fathom, somehow: In a week I am apparently going to climb inside a metal tube and wake up in Berlin??? These things don’t really happen anymore, do they? $$Huge thanks to @a\_starre for the invitation, and to Pfizer for the booster\.$$ https://twitter.com/knowledgefails/status/1455175942125539336

Ooh, I would love to see that one!

Thank you! <3

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The full position listing for the AWS systems administrator is at the link, but I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508452/information-technologist-ii

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Also: make sure you’re not undercutting the livelihoods of those who are depending upon such fees as primary income. If you $$FT faculty$$ work for free, you make it harder for those without your position to charge fair fees. https://twitter.com/roopikarisam/status/1456013253289590787

I got a wake up call on this from @biblioracle. It really matters.

Dick Ohmann was a member of the executive council during my early years working at the MLA. He remained tireless in his determination to make the organization — and the profession — better. https://twitter.com/edrabinski/status/1456224473888268291

Right? How nice to see that report again. I’m curious to see how it’s held up.

Ahahahahahah

Honestly, the thing that has changed this for me is having a programmable thermostat. I can make it as cool as I need overnight, and then have the heat kick on before I wake up, so that I can bear to get out of bed.

It’s amazing the quality of life change from something so small!

Planning my spring class on Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing has me reading through a lot of advice on academic writing, some obvious, some ridiculous, but some so mind-blowingly helpful that I wish I’d come across it COUGHCOUGH years ago when I was in grad school.

It’s never too late, I guess.

The best of it’s going into the syllabus; I’ll post it publicly as soon as it’s in shape!

This is the first time out for it, but if it’s successful I plan to do it as often as I can!

Ahhhh, I’ll keep an eye out for it! It sounds perfect.

Fantastic — thank you!

It’s at least triply hard now when, only speaking for myself, I’ve totally forgotten how to travel. Like, how long in advance are you supposed to be at the airport? And how long does it take to get to the airport? And when do you need to have everything in the suitcase in order t

Not to overshare, but I just had a biopsy of a lady organ done and while all was benign the phrase “senile atrophy” in the pathology report sure did jump out at me

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Hey @Aetna, I have been trying to call your customer service line for DAYS, and keep getting the “our office is currently closed” recording. When is your office open? Hint: not at the hours the computer voice seems to think it’s open.

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Getting ready to begin here in Berlin! In person! Also online! https://twitter.com/jfkinstitutefub/status/1458407147532914695

So! I got your DM, with your secure email address! Which I wrote to, and from which I have had zero response! It would be delightful to obtain some actual customer service.

Congratulations, Alyssa!

Our team is growing! Please pass this posting on, and let me know if I can answer questions about the position, the network, or the team! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1459195692786794500

omfg

There was a time when I loved flying, loved airports, loved hotels. Spending the last year and a half staying still in my very own comfortable house has ruined me.

Yeah, we do this in DH all the time with 491/891 — it’s listed as two courses at the same time with the same instructor, with a “taught in conjunction with” note.

I would not be terribly surprised. We have not gotten any pushback on this from the registrar…

Replying to @celloandbow, @Stevie_DG and @tressiemcphd

Agreed. And contact the AAUP. The institution has no standing for a suit, but needs to be loudly shamed.

A new book jacket photo!

this is an opportunity to partner with some amazing folks in the humanities on community-dr…

Ugh, I have caught myself doing that in talks — a twitchy desire to make sure those listening are with me. Sigh.

God, I could vomit.

You know, when I first ran across your Twitter, back in the day, I thought to myself “one day three Senators will publicly denounce her, and I’ll be able to say ‘I followed her when’.”

Hoping to get back to some similar considerations in the days ahead! We should find some time to meet up again… one of these days…

Earlier this month I had a surgical procedure. Nothing serious, just enough for me to be a bit laid up for a couple of days. The worst of it was being told that I couldn’t swim for two weeks.

Today was my first day back in the pool, and I was slow and creaky and loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to get back in tomorrow.

Exactly. It’s the one reliable way I have of quieting everything.

Thanks! I hope you’re doing well!

Breathing is awesome. :) I’m doing exceedingly well, all things considered!

Who’s got grey hair and got carded buying wine at the grocery store? This totally middle-aged woman.

Somebody needs to persuade that Dyson guy to invent a silent leaf blower.

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