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Räven

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1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Monday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Ooh, interesting! Please let us know if this is a good project. I love beet greens - a free vegetable with your vegetable! - and am always chagrined that the abovementioned greens aren't as much to my taste. But also I'm not especially ingenious at knowing how to prepare things.

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Monday Open Thread · 2 replies · +6 points

I'd also be so sad if this space went away. I haven't been posting often because I feel like it's just all worry and mourning and you've heard it all before, but I always read everyone's updates and I am grateful for the intangible friendships here.

That said I"m happy to just post late additions on the Friday open thread if there's nothing I can hold til Weds. Or even if you want to go down to one OT a week or whatever. I really hope it's possible to keep it open, but of course I realize the weight of doing so may just not be viable for you at this point!

(Right now my only two real modes are "sobbing under the bed, why can I never get approved for marketplace insurance even after four rounds of paperwork submissions" and then "screaming about the NYC primary next week"; the former is tedious, and the latter is kind of special-interest....)

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 0 replies · +3 points

OMG I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU.

All my wishing and hoping for good things this week was devoted to you. I'm so thrilled to hear this glad news. <3

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +4 points

All the good wishes! I'm sure you'll be great!

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Monday Open Thread · 0 replies · +2 points

We always had cicadas every year - If I found a perfect carapace, or a perfect corpse, I'd save them in a little plastic box. And I loved the sound. I don't ever remember a year with this brood volume, but also we aren't seeing them now in nyc, so maybe their real range ends further south. A friend went on a pilgrimage to Princeton last week to see the glory, hahaha.

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Monday Open Thread · 1 reply · +2 points

Oh no, that's so hard. Strawberries are a big money crop here, for a lot of farms the strawberries and tomatoes balance out the acreage given to onions or squash or whatever is their high-volume-low-$/lb. I hope they recover themselves, and thank heaven for csa funds on hand I guess?

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

oh my gosh the healthcare premium is the only decent gesture they have ever made, maybe, GOOD CHOICE I guess.

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +3 points

I'd surmise it's like working for the med school vs the radiology department, or the art school vs the graphic art dept - like SoE would be more meta/big picture and ME would be about the actual student cohort for that discipline? Which IF CORRECT which obviously, I am just making up this world in my head here, would suggest you could swap a real student-engagement story with a university-politics example if you cared to. But if there are no changes in language between the two postings it's hard to know how to tailor.

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +2 points

Yes, I found that detail PARTICULARLY satisfying.

1 year ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +4 points

Sorry about the job. Glad you see others on the landscape, and that the world is cheerful for you today!

Saw your post last week too late, but my top interview tip = that now I get to break out - is, spend a little time just before the interview thinking about some things you really enjoy and are great at in jobs, so that when you're talking, you're not just saying 'here is a time when I succeeded at [whatever fucken weird thing they asked for an example of]' but you're bringing a sparkle of 'and i LOVE those moments' or 'I am SO GOOD at that'. It can cheer you up about the whole *process*, interview day not always being one's best day.