The happenings of the past few days just go to show that you really never know what you're going to get yourself into. This past Monday, the linguistics department here at IU-Bloomington has had its annual election for new officers for the Indiana University Linguistics Club, more commonly known as the IULC. I was approached by last year's club president and told that several people expressed interest in my running for an officer position. She explained that it was a general ballot, and that of the people who are elected, the officers meet and decide amonst themselves who would have what position and what their responsibilities would end up being. I figured that it couldn't hurt, because I didn't think that I'd even get voted in...after all I've only been here for less than six months anyways. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong. I was voted in as an officer of the IULC, and today, after our first organizational meeting, I learned that I was going to be the vice president of the club, as well as the managing editor for publications. Many of you out there probably know that the IULC is very widely known and respected for all the publications work that it has done in the past...and as such, publications end up being a pretty big money producer and a pretty big deal in general. I grinned and accepted my new position and gladly joined the other six very talented and capable officers of the group. I know that it's probably going to be a lot of work to be involved in the IULC in such a capacity, holding two positions, but I think that it will all turn out for the best in the end. The people involved in the IULC, and particularly the officers, end up being the most well-connected and well-respected of all the students in the department, both by their peers and by the faculty. I'm already doing a million things this semester...so why not a few more?!