I leave tomorrow morning for my very first on-campus interview.  Am I nervous? Yes! Am I excited? Hell yes!

I’ve reviewed my job talk (what seems like) a dozen times, done mock interviews w/ the spouse, given myself a manicure, printed up fresh copies of my vita, and checked in for my flight.  A good friend of mine is having an Oscars party tonight, and I think it will be the perfect opportunity for me to relax a bit so that I don’t spend the whole night as a tightly-wound ball of nerves.

In other exciting news, two of our dearest friends here just had their first baby, an amazing little boy named Henry.  We’re already good buddies!