>The good news I have is not mine, but the Boyfriend’s — he got the first review of his first book and it’s absolutely glowing! Woo-hoo! The reviewer liked him so much that by the end of the review he was using Boyfriend’s last name as an adjective, as in “Smithian argument” and “Smithian framework.” (Boyfriend’s last name is not actually Smith, btw.) How cool would it be if people in Boyfriend’s field started tossing around “Smithian framework” (albeit with Boyfriend’s actual last name!) as common parlance?!
Oh how I wish I weren’t anonymous right now because I’d really love to tell you all about Boyfriend’s book, especially since it’s on such an important issue in American politics and political theory. [Edited to take out original link to article to preserve the Boyfriend‘s anonymity. Duh.] And also because near the end there’s a really funny line comparing Boyfriend to the literary/political thinker/public intellectual whom he takes on. A clue: the intellectual in question has a last name that is also an aquatic creature. Alas, I cannot share that with you in this forum.
And in other Boyfriend-related news, Boyfriend’s nephew has a new hairstyle for the new year: a blue arrow-shaped mohawk pointing at his face. Apparently it’s based on a cartoon character, but I don’t know which one.
[Edited to fix odd typos.]