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. ;))

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§ 11 Responses to I am pleased to inform you…I regret to inform you…

  • AMo says:

    I am proud of you both for working as hard as you have through all of the obstacles placed in your pathways. You both deserved it, but V got the nod. I’m thrilled for her, but I also have great confidence that you won’t let this keep you from accomplishing this enormous task that you have set for yourself on the timetable that makes the most sense. Love you, my friend. ;)

  • Lauren says:

    Aw, why would anyone think that about V? Congrats to V!!

    Sorry you didn’t get the other spot! You’ll still succeed in life and I’m proud of you :)

  • MC says:

    Yay, V! Congratulations!

    Also, I love you, officemaaaaate!

  • Lisa says:

    Congrats to V, but also congrats to you. Why? Because you are still going to achieve your goals and be brilliant doing it. I’m proud of both of you.

  • Ah, congrats to V! But, Amanda, I’m not happy that the univeristy chose not to award 3, when they could have. At any rate, there must be bigger and better things for you, my friend! Hugs to you, my dear!

  • petthedog says:

    You humble me my friend. Thank you so much for all of your support and kind words. I’m excited to continue working together to GET FINISHED regardless of decisions from our department. I’m very happy about the award, but I’m even more happy that we are in this together!

    And thanks to everyone else for the congrats. I really appreciate all the love here =)

  • Many congrats to V and many congrats to you in advance for whatever is coming your way, instead, from the universe.

  • Tori Nelson says:

    Congrats V! Proud of you, Mrs. H! And I know good things are coming your way!

  • Cristine says:

    So sorry to hear about this, Mrs. H :( In the spirit of “joining the party,” let me hazard a prediction: I predict that in your summer classes you will befriend a student whose father is a wildly rich theatre producer who will hire you as a consultant for his Shakespeare productions. You know what they say about closing doors and opening windows! (PS, when this happens, you owe me five dollars).

    No matter what, come August you will have that PhD and then all these bumps in the road won’t matter one bit.

    Congrats V as well!!

  • Robert says:

    @Kathryn: I know right? I’ve been working in and around large institutions for awhile now, and if there is one thing I know about budgets, it’s that you want to SPEND the money you have budgeted. It makes no sense to me that they wouldn’t award three fellowships, because, I guarantee, next year they will only have the funding for two positions.

  • [...] my own self-preservation in the past on this blog. And most recently, I made a vague reference to “my plans” and “Robert’s work ethic”. This afternoon, I officially made the announcement to both my department head and our departmental [...]

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