Saturday, November 17, 2007

Anthropologie: Clothing Academics Since 1999

Whoever writes copy for Anthropologie obviously knows the customer base better than I thought. Case in point:

(I must have these) Tenure Trousers

Hmm. Maybe if I don't get tenure I can go write for Anthropologie.

Why I Sometimes Love the South

Reasons Nos. 14 and 15:

The Camellia in front of my porch is blooming:

And there are mid-November figs from the tree in the garden:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Personality and Perspective

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Professor in possession of a good English Degree must necessarily be a charming and genial person.

Yet for some reason, a list of irritating professor types has surfaced in the blogosphere. I cannot possibly fathom what kinds of deplorable people might have contributed to such a fictitious document. I post it here for your perusal. Please take a look at the comments section below as well (especially those by "Professor Ingenue").

List of Irritating Professor Types

It's funny, when I read this I immediately started treating it like the DSM IV, looking to diagnose myself and my department. Thankfully, we weren't there.