Thank effing goodness

Dec 11 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

Two days ago it looked like this trip could be a bust and that I was going to go home empty-handed, which would have made the grant we are working on significantly more difficult to "sell". Yesterday we had some major breaks, both in terms of data and realizations about how to explain some very nagging problems with our arguments regarding our data. The whole thing is still a massive mind-fuck, but at least we have a plan and a way to explain it now. Over some beers last night we worked out some details, and if I could just find that placemat we scribbled all over, I think we can pull it all together. I leave in three hours so I can be home for two days in which I get to order about a dozen things that I will need before the Uni goes on holiday, attend the departmental holiday party, remind the wee one that she still has a daddy and spend some time with my wife before I fly across the country for a whole different escapde. As crazy as it all is, I wouldn't give it up for anything.

3 responses so far

  • Isis the Scientist says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere (although you've been here quite a while already). I hope a nod from DrugMonkey brings you more shenanigans than you can handle. 🙂

  • Ambivalent Academic says:

    Hey - I really like your blog! Just found you via DrugMonkey too. Was just reading some back posts and I really appreciate the self-reflective perspective on everything to do with your transition into professorhood.Your teaching posts make me laugh. It's good to know that the profs are just as self-conscious about their ability to teach as their students are about their ability to get it all. I'll bet you're doing a great job.

  • Prof-like Substance says:

    Thanks for the greeting, I enjoy both of your blogs. I started writing this a while back, but it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I started making it more public. I realized I could talk to myself without having to stare at my computer screen, so I might as well try and get a couple of other people involved. It has been a lot of fun reading about other people's experiences and having a place to express what I am going through as well.

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