Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Reprieve!

We all know GayProf’s quest for a new job didn’t yield the high-quality results we wanted. Just when I became resigned to another year in Bush country, the Goddess smiled on me. A certain academic institute invited me to be a visiting fellow for the 2006-2007 academic year. Come August, it is likely that I can say goodbye to Texas for at least nine months (assuming my current university grants me a year away (which they likely will) and fate keeps going my way). Really, who could be fond of the Back-of-Beyond?

I can hear what you are saying: "GayProf, we love your crusty, cranky demanor! Will leaving horrid red, red Bush-country end the blog? Help us, GayProf. You are our only hope." Okay -- maybe that last bit isn't there. Don’t worry, escaping Texas will not affect my bloggy. It will take more than a fabulous city and major career boost to off-set my perpetual gravitas.

Still, kiddies, I will be spending next year in Boston, yo! I will be able to go to museums and not see statues of dead slave holders! I will be able to get a decent cup of coffee! I can order cocktails that won’t be dispensed out of a slurpee machine! I will conduct my research in a world-renowned library! I will be able to dine out without being surrounded by people who pray over their food! Hell, I will be able to dine out at restaurants that would never think about forcing people to wear a funny hat for their birthday. It's these little bits of civilization that I look forward to in blue, blue Boston.

A year away will also give me the much needed space to decide what my next step will be. Will this put GayProf over the edge for tenure? Will GayProf return to Texas? Actually, that's an easy question. If he can't find another job next year, then yes. Will GayProf starve in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S.? Will GayProf meet an eligible Massachusetts Congressman and complete his destiny to be the gay-version of Jacqueline Kennedy?



Stay tuned.

19 comments:

Adam said...

Congratulations!

MEK the Bear said...

The Goddess indeed! That's awesome news! Hey, can I come visit you in Boston?

Congratulations GayProf! You totally deserve this!

jeremy said...

Congrats prof!!
Mitt Romney beware!!

Roger Owen Green said...

Can I visit too? Only 3 hours away!

GayProf said...

Thanks for the good wishes.

All are welcome to visit Boston GayProf. I can't help but notice, though, that nobody ever asked to visit me in Texas. **sigh**

Shark-fu said...

Yeah! Congrats!

A bitch went to college near Boston and had a fantabulous time.

Enjoy!

Samuel said...

Congratulations and kudos to you, Amazon sister!

little.hoot.owl said...

Way to go GayProf!

Dorian said...

Ah, that is very good news, indeed! Congratulations.

Oso Raro said...

Skoal! Good work, Eve!

Frank said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

-nico

Roger Owen Green said...

"can't help but notice, though, that nobody ever asked to visit me in Texas. **sigh** "
That's be ause you make it sound so damn inviting!

tornwordo said...

So much to look forward to! Congrats.

Earl Cootie said...

Congratulations, GayProf!

My parents live in a suburb outside of Houston. If you were anywhere near there, I would have been glad to visit you. If I, er, had ever gotten up the nerve to visit my parents in suburban Texas, that is.

GayProf said...

ROG: Touché.

Earl: I am just a hop, skip, and a jump from Houston. Should the parents prove appealing at some point. . .

Gay Erasmus said...

That's great news! Congratulations.

Love the Evita reference, btw:

Really, who could be fond of the Back-of-Beyond?

"What's new, Massachusetts"??

GayProf said...

Gay Erasmus: You are the only one to pick up on the Evita reference (or at least who acknowledged it). You are also the first to notice a quasi-obscure song lyric hidden in my blog (there are many).

Helen the Felon said...

So, um, holy crap! I'm just catching up on my reading, and I find this!

Did you know that Boston is a mere 4 hours from New York by bus? Didja?? YAY!