We interrupt your regularly-scheduled blog day to let you know that



Now both halves of the blog are tenured!  We promise to remain grumpy though.


*censored by #2 who is an evil evil person, though still very proud of #1!

80 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS”

  1. feMOMhist Says:

    F*CKING AWESOME now go f*ck shite up with impunity

  2. karifur Says:

    Congratulations! So I guess that makes this “Grumpy Rumblings of the Fully Tenured”?

  3. NoTrustFund Says:

    Amazing. Congrats! And you’ve already changed the blog name!!!

  4. scantee Says:


  5. Donna Tucker Says:

    F*ck yeah is right!

  6. nicoleandmaggie Says:


  7. Alyssa Says:

    WOOOOHHOOO!!! Congrats!!

  8. Linda Says:

    HOORAY!!!!! Congrats!

  9. ianqui Says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!!

  10. Contingent Cassandra Says:

    And another “hurrah!” and “congratulations!” I’m glad you’re remaining grumpy. Too much change at one time is disorienting.

  11. femmefrugality Says:

    Hell, yes! Congratu-freaking-lations!!!!

  12. becca Says:

    WONDERFUL! Congrats and yay!

  13. chacha1 Says:

    Felicitations! (just to choose another way of saying “congratulations”) :-)

  14. oilandgarlic Says:

    Had to add my congrats!

  15. First Gen American Says:

    I know this is quite an accomplishment of badassedness. Congrats. What are the perks again? Please educated your non academia based readers.

  16. rented life Says:

    Congrats! Fancy cheese for all!

  17. hush Says:

    CONGRATS!!! Now both of y’all get to sock it to the man, baby!!!

  18. Rosa Says:


  19. moom Says:

    Congratulations! The main perk is that they will not be fired in a year’s time :)

  20. Spanish Prof Says:


  21. Pilgrim/Heretic Says:

    ***confetti*** and waving Kermit arms! Yay!

  22. plantingourpennies Says:

    HOT D*AMN! =D (Self censored for #2’s convenience)
    Love that you’ve already updated the blog banner.

  23. Tinkering Theorist Says:

    Yay! Congrats!!

  24. GMP Says:


  25. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:


  26. bogart Says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! I propose each of us go buy a good cheese (or 2!) to celebrate!

  27. Madwoman with a Laptop Says:

    What PhysioProffe said. IN BOLD AND ALL CAPS Congrats!

  28. badacademic2 Says:

    awesome!!! congrats!!

  29. Cloud Says:

    Congratulations! That is great news.

  30. Laura Vanderkam (@lvanderkam) Says:

    Isn’t there a purple hat or purple hair coming? Wasn’t that in the poem of things one does when tenured? Congrats!

  31. QueSera Says:

    Felicidades! So happy for you! Enjoy the celebration!

  32. undinenotofgeneralinterest Says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations! That is great news.

  33. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Thanks, y’all. I am totally going to dye my hair purple pretty soon. Possibly over spring break. I need a haircut; I’ve been putting off doing it until it’s time for the REAL THING. I’ll call the salon tomorrow morning!

  34. Steph Says:

    Woooooo! Congrats!

  35. Donna Freedman Says:

    Congratulations! Please use your powers for good. :-)

  36. Leah Says:

    yay! good work!

  37. graduateliving Says:

    WOOT! Congratulations!

  38. myscientificlife Says:

    Woo Hoo!!! Congrats!!!

  39. Dame Eleanor Hull Says:

    Grump out, dudettes!

  40. Debbie M Says:

    Congrats! And really, it’s okay if you slip out of grumpiness for just this one day. I’m sure we could forgive you!

  41. J Liedl Says:

    That is AWESOME!

  42. Dr. Koshary Says:

    Hooray! Hope you’re celebrating with abandon!

  43. Ana Says:

    Love it! Whoo to the hoo!!!!

  44. phd me Says:

    Fantastic! We expect stories of fiscally responsible celebration!

  45. What Now? Says:

    Heartiest congratulations to you!

  46. Susan Says:

    Damn, now I’m going to have to find a new pre-tenure blogger to follow.
    Srsly, congrats!

  47. Allyson Says:

    Congratuations! More power to FTP. And thanks for giving hope to those of us much further up the pipeline. Best of luck in continuing to kick research, teaching and service booty.

  48. Flavia Says:

    Congrats! Here’s to becoming crotchety, in addition to grumpy.

  49. Rumpus Says:


  50. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Update!: I have scheduled the haircut, which will be followed by bleaching (at salon) and dyeing (at home). It will occur… the day before a meeting with the dean. I’m excited!

  51. gwinne Says:

    woo-hooo!!! congrats!!!!!!!!

  52. Monica Says:

    I know I’m a new visitor..but AWESOME and congrats!!

  53. Z Says:


  54. MutantSupermodel Says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I was going through my reader to get the subscriptions moved to Google reader and on a newer post I saw the (formerly) thing. And I said No way did I miss that!?! And I did. And I am lame. And I am sorry I missed it. BUT F*CK YEAH THAT IS F*CKING AWESOME AS F*CK!!!

  55. monsterzero Says:

    Wow! and Congratulations!

  56. theoutliermodel Says:

    Congratulations! As someone who used to work in academia, I know this is a huge achievement!

  57. Grace Says:

    Very very nice! Not of course that any of us doubted for a minute that you would succeed.
    What’s the next big goal?? Huh?

  58. Dr. Virago Says:

    I’m late to this, but…HUZZAH! Many congratulations!!!!

  59. Dr. O Says:

    A little (lot) late, but CONGRATS!!!!

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