Nope, I asked Santa for tenure-track positions for my two PhD students. And, lo, Santa heard my request, as my students received very good job offers (damn, schools come up with far better packages than I when I started long ago). I will update my webpage in the new year, with much pride for the outcomes once the second one signs on the dotted line.
What else did I ask Santa for?
- A clone. Though I hate clones as a plot device, it would certainly help to get through the very busy winter/spring.
- An easy sale of our house in Montreal.
- A two car garage in our new home in Ottawa. I am tired of scraping windows. The new car seems to have lots of inside on the inside...
- The usual health and happiness for everyone.
- A few additional miles on my United FF account so that I can make it to the next level.
- Continued support and fun from my blog commenters and twitter followers. While these have become a huge time sink, I enjoy being connected. I cannot remember how I managed to get by in the isolation of the early internet in the wastelands of West Texas. Oh yeah, the fun bunch of assistant professors a.k.a. Hogan's Heroes.
- Some unprotected wifi near my mother-in-law's house. Otherwise, not much blogging or tweeting next week.
I hope my readers get everything they desire for the holidays and beyond.