>My department voted unanimously to promote me and give me tenure! And rumor has it that unanimous votes in my department are a rarity. Wow — cool!
But now I must knock wood — KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK — because there are all the other levels my dossier must still go through.
Meanwhile, my fingers are crossed, I’m not counting any unhatched chickens, I’m knocking on wood, and, just for the heck of it, I’m throwing salt over my shoulder, too.