Kazoo Round-up


Just back from my meeting with the VP and the Dean, where I formally accepted the position of Coordinator of Women’s Studies. What was that I said about only suckers taking up administrative positions? 😉 Let’s consider it the first step in my plan for World Domination or perhaps as a new hat (we all know how I love hats).

Kalamazoo: In lieu of a long digressive recap, let me give you a short surreal one. Fly to Detroit, Amy forgot her license so I drove the Prius (nice!), late the first night, busy the first day, meet ups at the wine hour, dinner with Steve derailed by his flat tire, but conveniently invited along to another dinner, conversations into the night in the quads at Valley III, Friday meetings and panels with Societas Magica, my roundtable (went well!), dinner with Pearl, conversation until 2!, Saturday more panels including the bloggers, mead with Frankie, dinner with Steve at Bilbo’s, the DANCE! Sunday driving back to Detroit, counting the dead deer and bloated raccoons along 94, flying back to Albany, sudden realisation that the summer class starts in the morning…

Still feeling like Alice running with the Red Queen: unlikely to change before the end of the month. Then I can catch my breath!


  1. I’ve been missing in action from you blog for a bit. My oversight–and my loss.Coordinator of Women’s Studies! How nice. Will you share with us in future posts a bit more about what this entails? Sounds interesting.BTW, i have a Prius. Wonderful little car. Can’t say enough good things about it. No, sadly, Toyota does not give me a kickback for endorsements.Best, Galenhttp://www.galenkindley.com

  2. Congratulations on your new position! Sounds like you’ve had a whirlwind of a last few days. Good luck with the new class.Elizabethhttp://tinyurl.com/djchek

  3. Coordinator of Women’s Studies sounds like a great gig. Congratulations. And I had to chuckle at your wild schedule. Makes mine look like a walk in the park.Patriciahttp://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com

  4. K. A. Laity says:

    I should mention this is an additional job rather than a replacement for my current one, but it does come with a course release (hurrah), so the extra work has a little compensation with time. Very kind of you all!

  5. Jina Bacarr says:

    Super congrats on the women’s studies coordinator gig!! So exciting and perfect for you. I know you’ll do great.Sounds like you have a hectic schedule but a very rewarding one.Looking forward to hearing more about your new position.Jinahttp://tinyurl.com/BerlinSexDiary

  6. Enid Wilson says:

    Congratulations! Yes, do tell us a bit of your role and responsibilty. Fantasy stories by Enid

  7. Coordinator of Women’s Studies? Congratulations, even if you are a sucker for taking it. May it blossom into everything you hope for. New possibilities are alway so exciting. alan chinhttp://alanchinwriter.blogspot.com

  8. Elle Parker says:

    Congrats on the new position!! That’s great news!Elle Parkerhttp://elleparkerbooks.blogspot.com/

  9. N A Sharpe says:

    Congratulations on the new position! Wow- your schedule sounds so busy, hope you have some time scheduled for yourself when it slows down a tad.NA Sharpehttp://nasharpe.blogspot.com

  10. Alexis Grant says:

    That is so great! Congratulations. That’s really a topic I wish I had more time for in college, women’s studies. And yes, serving in that position totally puts you one step closer to world denomination. Go you!

  11. Julie Lomoe says:

    Your ears must be ringing with all the congratulations you’ve been getting – let me add my own! Sounds as if your cup is filled to the top and overflowing.

  12. Todd Mason says:

    Let me add my belated congratulations to the list thus already posted. Congratulations to the uni as much as to you, for a wise choice has been made.And I’ll suggest the perhaps Mr. Wisty protests too much.

  13. K. A. Laity says:

    Todd, Wisty always protests. It is his nature.

  14. Todd Mason says:

    Of course…but my (very) little funny allowed you to post a link to another bit of Cookery, so all is well…just don’t get too Tired and Emotional when contemplating the world without new Cooking.

  15. K. A. Laity says:

    When I am tired and feeling emotional I just remember the Three Ms: Motivation, motivation, motivation!Those of you mystified by this digression should examine the wonder that is Peter Cook, my hero.

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