Busy several days here in Tucson. I completed my prelims on Friday last week, and since then it's been one thing after another. First of all, business: Reports indicate that I did very well on the prelims, and I'm very happy about that. If you're really curious what this prelim business is all about, feel free to read the first part of my exam: a review of "breakdown" theories of collective action [pdf]. Now that I have completed prelims, my next task is the oral comprehensive exam, which, thanks to a scramble to gather signatures, is all scheduled for about three weeks from now. Hoop! Jump! Hoop! Jump!