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Honey's main interests are online dating, long distance dating, and long term relationships. She met her boyfriend on MySpace and they have been exclusive since their first date over three years ago. Currently they live in Tempe, Arizona. Honey graduated with her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric in May 2009. You can contact Honey via email here or online here.

Job Interview & Other Updates

My job interview for the faculty position was Thursday, and while it’s very tough (for me, anyway) to gauge people’s reactions when I can’t see them, I can say that I dropped the names I wanted to drop, mentioned the aspects of my skills I wanted to mention, and we’ll see what happens! When I e-mailed my dissertation chair and told him about the interview, he immediately cleared space in his schedule so we could chat on the phone, nail down my talking points, and practice some questions, and it was definitely a big help.

They say they’ll get back to me in a week or two and let me know if I’m advancing on to the next round or not.  I’m solid either way because 1) it was such an unbelievable coup to get interviewed at all that I’m riding high, and 2) if I don’t advance then it means that Jake is free to look for a job out of state in the new year.  Either outcome is pretty awesome by me!

In other news, it’s been super cold here (haha, I mean under 40 in the mornings, though there was actually frost on my car today!) and this has meant lots of Honey & Jake snuggling, which has led to other things…hey, I’ll take it, though I imagine that his grandmother never imagined all the dirty deeds that her handmade quilt would witness :-)  Sometime between now and Christmas I officially become Jake’s longest relationship (he’s been my longest for some time now).  We’re totally stoked and I have even heard him bragging about setting the date when he didn’t know I was listening, which I think is totally sweet.

And we’ve mostly nailed down our Vegas itinerary – can’t wait!  Love that place…happily, I just received a $100 check I received for some consulting work I did for Mensa and that is going straight into the “Honey learns how to play craps” fund…

Not much else to report here except that I am going to a friend’s tonight for drinks…he got a kegerator full of Blue Moon (which I think is what we had to drink on our first official date at Fiddler’s Green, right, Lance?).  I’m bringing some oranges and some Grammar-opoly, a board game I invented as an undergrad (don’t worry, my friend requested that I bring it, I don’t subject people to the biggest extremes of my dorkiness unless they ask for it!).  Slainte!

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  • http://demetershouse.wordpress.com Demeter

    I’m psyched for you that the interview went well!

    And it’s a fabulous accomplishment that your diss chair cleared time for you in his calendar . . . he hasn’t been able to do that for anyone lately 😉

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey

    Haha, that’s what I heard, too – guess I should be flattered even though he tried to manage my expectations a bit aggressively :-)
    .-= Honey´s last blog …Job Interview & Other Updates =-.

  • kingmaker

    Would you mind posting the rules for Grammaropoly at some point, Honey? Share the dorkiness with the world!

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey

    Hi, Kingmaker, I wrote them based on the regular Monopoly rules when I was a senior or so in high school and taking a grammar class (I did it instead of a research paper).

    I’d actually never played before the other night and it turns out that 1) some of the rules contradict each other, and 2) diagramming sentences is totally beyond me now.

    But so you can imagine what we are talking about – all of the deed cards got replaced with questions about parts of speech and community chess and the other one were replaced with diagramming and application questions. Dorky, indeed!
    .-= Honey´s last blog …Job Interview & Other Updates =-.

  • http://katwilder.com Kat Wilder

    Good luck on the job; if you get it, you might be the only hire this past year or so! It’s tough out there.

    And congrats on the longest relationship thing. Guess you have the rest of your life to keep it up …
    .-= Kat Wilder´s last blog …Children get cheated, too =-.