I really enjoyed this conference, people. Feminists rock. I felt like everybody understood and related to my experience and could offer great advice. I also presented myself in the advice-dispensing capacity while hanging out with graduate students.
I also discovered that my university has very strict research guidelines compared to many other institutions, which confirms my belief that I’m working at the right place. Other places accept book reviews and encyclopedia articles as research, while mine doesn’t even want to look at them. Also, my university doesn’t take into account book contracts or accepted articles, only stuff that has already been published. This made me feel very good.
My talk was very successful and people even asked me to send it to them. And there were so many questions that we had to cut them short because we ran out of time.
To celebrate this successful conference, I’m now at a place called TGI Friday’s that I never visited before but that I know many Americans like. And I’m going to order something called “a whiskey cake” for dessert. I’m writing the post now before the whiskey cake has an effect on me.