When I was a youngster there was a very popular chain of "Mexican" places called "ChiChi's." I think the founder was a gringo from Wisconsin or Minnesota. I think a lot of folks believe that's actual Mexican food.
I would suggest, that since everyone in academia constantly complains about all the job politics, it's a method to insert said politics into the performance appraisal process so one can reward allies/supporters and punish enemies/detractors.
Just started The Almighty Johnsons while I work out. It's a campy, low budget series from New Zealand where a family of brothers are mortal incarnations of Norse gods. It's watchable enough it will get me through work outs for awhile.
Gomey is going to laugh, as I resisted used so hard, but look for a Tele on www.reverb.com That's where I got both my Tele and my J-bass. The Tele was three years old, in absolute mint condition, and I paid 1.4k under retail for it. Same deal with my bass and I only paid 40% of retail. You just have to be patient. I fished for nearly nine months until I landed that bass.