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post #30211 of 45500
Made the drive up from VA to PA without hitting a second of traffic. Went straight to the UPS to pick up the advance copy of my book from the press.

/non-humblebrag
post #30212 of 45500
Congrats, Eric.
post #30213 of 45500
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Made the drive up from VA to PA without hitting a second of traffic. Went straight to the UPS to pick up the advance copy of my book from the press.

/non-humblebrag

Good news, man. What kind of book?
post #30214 of 45500
Congrats, Eric. Also interested to know what kind of book.
Finished packing up all my stuff in my old apartment in Maastricht last weekend. Move to Berlin will happen on Wednesday/Thursday next week. Glad when it's done. In April the new studies begins.
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+1. spill the beans, cock tease.
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Made the drive up from VA to PA without hitting a second of traffic. Went straight to the UPS to pick up the advance copy of my book from the press.

/non-humblebrag
Congrats!
post #30217 of 45500
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It's a shitty midwestern burg that happens to be near some of the best skiing in the world. That doesn't make it less of a shitty midwestern burg, so I never understand why people go on about how great a city it is. Nobody says that about Indianapolis, do they? Do they?
Denver: shitty food, crappy shopping, 3rd tier cultural attractions, thousands of square miles of fugly tract housing, but hey! it has mountains!
Just so it's clear this isn't just my coastal bias talking: Chicago is a great city, even though it is in the midwest and is millions of miles from great skiing.

wow. were you beaten up in denver or something?

cant speak to the food, as i eat kosher, so i dont know about the options on that. as far as shopping goes, maybe not bargain shopping, but there is very good retail shopping there imo.

there are enough great attractions as far as im concerned, though maybe you mean things like museums and fancy stuff. i have no idea about that, but for family fun when i go in the summer we are never at a loss for what to do. but the mountains alone are an attraction, and they start about 30 minutes away, and the mountains and the activity options of fun there blow almost any other cities attractions out of the water.

as to the tract housing, you must be hanging in different hoods than i visit, because there are miles of beautiful homes in many areas in denver.

and yes, chicago is a great city. i have tons of family there, and would heavily consider living there as well.

oh, whats your deal with indy lol?

denver - srs bsns.
post #30218 of 45500
Well, the non-humblebrag has to turn very shog[1].gif at this point. It's a specialized academic book in 17th-C English literature. It'll be considered a success if it sells around 400 copies. No joke. On the other hand, its existence makes it far more likely that I'll get to keep my job when I come up for review in a few years. So there's that.
post #30219 of 45500
I spent a little time in Denver and have to say Atlas has a more realistic take. The folks I was visiting lived in Aurora and it was indeed acres and acres of marginal tract housing.
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It's a shitty midwestern burg that happens to be near some of the best skiing in the world. That doesn't make it less of a shitty midwestern burg, so I never understand why people go on about how great a city it is. Nobody says that about Indianapolis, do they? Do they?

Denver: shitty food, crappy shopping, 3rd tier cultural attractions, thousands of square miles of fugly tract housing, but hey! it has mountains!

Just so it's clear this isn't just my coastal bias talking: Chicago is a great city, even though it is in the midwest and is millions of miles from great skiing.


imatlas, have you been to Indy in recent years? It's no Chicago by any stretch, but it's improved tremendously over the last several years. Again, no Chicago, but a good city, and Chicago is easily within reach.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Well, the non-humblebrag has to turn very shog[1].gif at this point. It's a specialized academic book in 17th-C English literature. It'll be considered a success if it sells around 400 copies. No joke. On the other hand, its existence makes it far more likely that I'll get to keep my job when I come up for review in a few years. So there's that.
Hope the reviews are good. Is one book all you need for tenure?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I spent a little time in Denver and have to say Atlas has a more realistic take. The folks I was visiting lived in Aurora and it was indeed acres and acres of marginal tract housing.

well, you were in aurora. try a nicer hood next time you visit the mile high city. smile.gif
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Hope the reviews are good. Is one book all you need for tenure?

Yup, just one! And things move so stupidly slowly in my branch of academia that I'd be surprised if any reviews actually came out before I went up for tenure.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Well, the non-humblebrag has to turn very shog[1].gif at this point. It's a specialized academic book in 17th-C English literature. It'll be considered a success if it sells around 400 copies. No joke. On the other hand, its existence makes it far more likely that I'll get to keep my job when I come up for review in a few years. So there's that.

So is it something that will sell mostly to libraries?
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Well, the non-humblebrag has to turn very shog[1].gif at this point. It's a specialized academic book in 17th-C English literature. It'll be considered a success if it sells around 400 copies. No joke. On the other hand, its existence makes it far more likely that I'll get to keep my job when I come up for review in a few years. So there's that.
You can probably reach that goal just by SF members purchasing it. wink.gif
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