If you told me five years ago I would be...

May 09 2012 Published by under [Et Al]

Feeling on top of my teaching, I would have thought you were joking with me.

Getting up before 5am to work out, I would have assume you have me confused with someone else.

Be struggling to juggle the wants and needs of two small kids, you would have be confirming my fears.

Described where the lab is at in our progression, I would have thought "Cool, but a little short of World Domination, no? What is taking so long?"

Described the hatred and bigotry that has taken on mainstream status in this country, I probably would have opted to stay in Postdoc Country if possible.

It's a sad day for North Carolina and the US as a whole. Unfortunately, NC is just the latest offense and undoubtedly not the last.

4 responses so far

  • On the bright side, aside from the political cluster f*%k this country is in right now, your life seems to be going pretty well. I just hope you don't live in NC right now.

  • HCA says:

    The last time NC ammended their constitution concerning marriages, it was to ban inter-racial marriage.

    At this point, I think it's fair to say they've established themselves as the anti-trendsetter - whatever direction the future is going, they'll move in the opposite direction as fast as possible, until forced to comply by an SC ruling.

  • DJMH says:

    To be fair (and if you told me five years ago that I would be taking the side of North Carolinians on pretty much anything, I'd have laughed in your face), that ballot was during a primary that mainly drew Republican voters--it's not quite the same as if it had been on the ballot in a major election.

    5am for workouts, daaaammmmnn. I am still on the pre-5-years side of that one.

  • proflikesubstance says:

    DJMH, The population of NC knew what was at stake. Hell, the whole country was watching. If those opposed to the amendment couldn't get off their collective asses to vote, then they deserve what they got. Major election or not, this was not something that was snuck through.

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