I found out recently that I did not get a reference job I applied for. This is always tough news because I never know what exactly I could do better the next time around. I have ideas, but no firm feelings of “Oh I know exactly why I didn’t get this job.” Since my current contract/grant job ends in May sometime, I have been looking around a bit at options, though not super-seriously yet. This little offer came my way while I was at the conference. It’s still a very up in the air thing, but it’s nice to be wanted, don’t you think?