WHEN MY PROTOCOL WORKS THE VERY FIRST TIME
CAN’T STOP FIDGETING WHY AM I NOT BETTER AT TWIRLING MY PEN Isn’t staring at the computer screen all day supposed to wreck your concentration? - COME ON MACBOOK, MAKE IT HURT SO GOOD.
I think my PI has confused me with a software engineer.
Going into the garage where I work, and trying to do my work and trying not to...– David Foster Wallace
I meant to drop a couple hundred bucks on shoes, a fleece to replace the ugly black NorthFace I’ve been wearing for the past three years, and some jeans without holes in them. Normally this isn’t a problem. This time, however, I have bought books. Non-technical, bona fide literary books. First time in years this has happened. I feel like I’m rebelling against something. Maybe the...
Riboswitch, how do I love thee!
But soft! The romance of the kissing loop is least authentic when faked as a pseudoknot. Nothing like 9AM biophysics to finally peel me off of California time.
So, third and possibly(?) final rotation - and I’m going to be working on songbirds. Specifically, I’ll be studying auditory learning in songbirds, and in doing so, I’m going to be analyzing a lot of electrophysiology data. I’m not entirely sure what my professor wants me to do yet, since so far all he’s wanted me getting up to is a lot of background reading - but...
I might just get through the next few days now
There is something about finals week that fills me with all sorts of slap-happy, pointless, and thoroughly inflated drama. Finals week is the only time of the year that I ever listen to Def Leppard, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Lady GaGa, and The Lonely Island all in the same day. On repeat. Like, really, my only goal right now is to just get through everything without saying or doing anything...
A confluence of academic suck. Though they do seem to get better as you age. Mostly because, after a post-grad degree or two and your fourteenth or fifteenth cycle of finals, they just start to get boring. I think this is actually cycle #16 for me. - Wow I’ve been in school for a long time. That being said, I guess I should be happy that these are finals and not Quals. Yet. Anyway,...
Give your children words, about themselves, and their body. Naming is powerful....– somaticstrength (via hatingfactories)
The Rough-and-Tumble of Planets Near Supermassive... →
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.– Wernher Von Braun
Look, I found a 'piphany!
At first I thought it was all those freaking fluorescent zebrafish screwing with my head and making me think weird things, but actually it’s a lot less lame than that: Working harder and staring more intently at the problem to achieve better ideas is like trying to control the weather by staring at the clouds. Rather, you need to incorporate practices that instill a sense of structure,...
Men are pigs, women are whores. I stand corrected.– Dan Savage
If I have to work to live, I might as well love to...
Lalalalala. Cube farm, Pharma USA isn’t going to work for me, but neither is Greenwich Village. Or whatever the modern-day equivalent is. I want to write some cool books sooner rather than later and go travel, also sooner rather than later, but then again I also want to do some pretty cool shit in science. Ideally I’d get to do everything more or less at once in some uber-cool...
What do I need? More work for the summer!
So I’m kind of freaked that I just signed up for this: http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com/30-day-power-teaching-challenge/ I’m doing research full time, taking a bioprocess engineering lab course, and trying to catch up on all 20349257 or whatever hours of sleep I haven’t gotten since this past Christmas, but this thing looked too awesome and I couldn’t resist. Guess...