Friday, December 19, 2008


Yesterday I overheard this in the office restroom, ".....I guess that corn went right through me." Ew. Who the hell was she talking to?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fiona, My New Puppy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Random Postdocly Updates

I recently attended my university's postdoc association holiday party. It was more fun that I thought it would be. You get a bunch of primarily lab scientists together and...well things can get boring fast.

After 2 days of endless data cleaning, my back and right wrist are starting to hurt. Ugh, RSIs.

I forgot my lunch today. Since it was in the teens today I didn't really feel motivated to leave my building. We do have a small diner/lunch spot in my building. But every time I go there I wonder just what "vegetarian beef barley soup" is really made of. Being primarily concerned with the "vegetarian" part, and less interested in the "beef" side of things, I have yet to try it out.

I am annoyed at my university for not providing enough holidays. What's up with that? We don't even get Christmas Eve off, or the day after Christmas. Sure we get a decent package of vacation days for a research-only environment, but it's not like people actually use them.

My new puppy, Fiona, is adorable.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Local NPR affiliate weather report this morning that scared the crap out of me

"...feels like 3."

That's all there is to say folks. It's flipping cold here.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Slow Posting, It Was the Cats

I apologize for the lack of posting but things have been a little hectic lately. Most of you know I relocated in late September but you might not know that I came alone, with just a car full of clothes and dissertation data and a sweet friend who volunteered for the 2-day drive. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the rest of my household came to join me.

This process involved:
--Cats getting microchips injected in their backs.
--Awesome friends who helped me pack and clean. I love you guys!
--Putting mad cats in containers.
--Loading tons of crap onto a big truck.
--Cat with a bleeding nose.
--14+ straight hours of me and brother in law driving in the snow/sleet/rain. --Husband driving Big Truck for 18+ hours.
--Cats on drugs.
--Cats hiding in friend's closets.
--Putting cats back into containers, again.
--Very sad cats.
--Closing on our first house.
--Going to Lowes.
--Missing cat.
--Unloading the massive truck.
--Searching for cat.
--Going to Home Depot.
--Trying to find some socks, because it's cold.
--Cat trying to commit suicide.
--Another visit to Lowes.
--Learning about the "charm" of a 105 year old house.
--Going, again, to Home Depot.
--Cats slowly recovering, but never, ever, forgiving.
--Discovering mold.
--Cat with a scabby nose.
--And by tomorrow afternoon,MY FIRST DOG, FIONA. And then, another trip to Lowes.

So, as you can see, my life is pretty wild. More on the Postdoc Experience (PE) when things settle down.