I just found out that I have a real live source of funding for next year! I actually won a competitive fellowship! Woot! It's even enough that I might not have to teach at all next year - just take classes and research. What a novel idea!
Now, the question is, do I want to keep my name in the hat for teaching anyway? I do love teaching and this fellowship allows for some teaching, but these past two years, teaching has been a huge drain on my research time.
If I don't teach, it would be the first time in - jeeze, about 4 years that I haven't taught. Will I remember how life works without it?
Also, on a completely related note, does going to Taco Bell count as celebrating Cinco de Mayo?