2012 in the Spandrel Shop

Jan 02 2013 Published by under [Et Al]

So I'm a little late for end of year wrap-ups, but the holiday season conspired to kill me, and may yet. Following up on an annual meme, often led by Drugmonkey, the rules are as follows:

The rules for this blog meme are quite simple.
-Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year. I'm going to break the rules slightly by adding more than one sentence if the first is short.
Previous years include 2011 and 2010.

Jan - "In addition to a twitter discussion about lab safety last week, there was a conversation about reviewing manuscripts as a postdoc/junior PI and the value of it, that I thought worth bringing to the blog."

Feb - "It's better than ranting about the gaps in undergraduate knowledge, which is currently filling my brain."

Mar - "In the past few months I've had some opportunities to travel and visit other universities."

Apr - "The first time I went to NSF for a panel I wasn't quiet sure what I needed to do to be prepared."

May - "Yes, we are all very impressed. You've clearly spent a lot of time memorizing Robert's Rules of Order and delight in "running" a meeting according to said document."

Jun - "I have been reviewing a lot of other people's writing recently. More than is likely healthy. But if you ask me to read and comment on your stuff, I have one simple rule: lay off the fucking semicolons."

Jul - "Two kids, one hot weekend:"

Aug - "Like most people in academia, I have moved around a decent amount."

Sep - "For many, the academic year is just beginning. In addition to the undergrads flooding campuses, there is a new cohort of grad students making their way into the labs of many universities."

Oct - "Wife-like Substance and I have been trying, with varying degrees of success, to carve out some time to get some exercise over the last few months."

Nov - "Anytime I have been in a department with a job search going on, I have gotten emails from perspective applicants asking what the committee is looking for."

Dec - "I was talking the other day with a colleague. They had just received their first NSF award ever."

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