Friday, May 21, 2010

Beer Googles

Due largely to my own vanity (and slightly to my ingrained reliance on data collecting) I google myself. I google my real name and profession (e.g., Real Me, realjobologist; R. Me, realjobology) and the blog me (e.g., Acadamnit kicks ass; Acadamnit tweedy love). Real Me is winning the numbers race by a landslide. Real Me and blog me are equally vain, Real Me just conceals it while blog me just revels in the damnity goodness. So there I was with my beer googles on thinking I look mighty fine, mighty fine indeed. Sobriety rudely interrupted this moment as a single email ripped those beer googles off my face. Cool Journal of Myjobology just rejected my manuscript. REJECTED. Motherfucking damnit. Yikes. Fuck. You’d think by now I could handle this news in some reasonable sanity preserving fashion. But no. I’ll just fluctuate between rage and utter dejection for the next 48 hours...and maybe engage in a little therapeutic googling (e.g., Editor of Myjobology Journal sucks ass).


  1. Easy Kum. Easy Go.

    No, just kidding, but I couldn't resist. Obviously, the editors are idiots.

  2. Hey! We need scotch and chocolate over here, STAT!

    (Sorry about the asshattish journal. They suck.)

  3. GEW: Oh! That's brilliant. Had I thought of that it would've been the post title!

    Ink: YES. They do suck (but I still want in their sucky pages damnit).

  4. Clearly the journal need a better editor.

  5. If you are not getting rejected, then you are not sending to prominent enough places.

    There are always stress balls...

  6. LOL. I just googled myself both blog and IRL recently, too. And had a paper rejected by 2 different journals - currently in review at Bottom Of Barrel Journal (where I wanted to send it in the first place, because we have no intentions of doing more experiments). However, I was neither surprised nor upset that it got rejected from the "prominent enough places". Their editors are all perfectly well-meaning people who don't know jack shit about my field.

  7. This is why I always try to publish essays about stuff I know nothing about.

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