I am pleased to inform you…I regret to inform you…
March 30, 2011 § 11 Comments
This entry will not be long because I don’t want to take away from V’s happiness.
This entry is just to inform you that I did not receive the summer writing fellowship.
Please, in lieu of condolence comments, leave congratulatory comments to V here. They will not hurt my feelings or rub it in–I love V and truly believe that she absolutely deserves the fellowship. In fact, I have a feeling that your congratulatory messages to her will lift my spirits.
V, I am so happy for you and proud of you! You absolutely deserved it! We’ll discover who the other fellowship recipient was in a couple of days, I’m sure. This does not change anything for my plans, and I have Robert’s incredible work ethic to thank for that. (More on that sentence’s vague meaning later.)
Join me, won’t you, in celebrating with my dear friend V?
(P.S. Please don’t think for a second that V and I were competing against each other for this fellowship. According to the application announcement, the committee had up to three fellowships to award. They chose to award two–one to V and one to this mysterious other person. V did not steal this from me. I am not angry at her or bitter toward her. So, you all better not be either. ;))