I've been thinking in my mind of some professional goals that I would like to accomplish in 2013 in no certain order.
-Find a place to postdoc
-Get permission to write my dissertation
-Write the tome of irrelevance that no one will read but me and maybe the person who takes over my project
-Defend said dissertation
-Need to purchase body armor and padding for use in the defense to limit damage absorbed from committee
-Publish last paper (or two) from PhD work
-Learn new stuff
-Maybe write for some type of fellowship
What are some professional goals that you folks have in the coming year? And best of luck to you on them.
For me this year has been marked with some modicum of professional success but also personal tragedy. I've celebrated the victories with and weathered the storm with many great friends and family. But I'm especially thankful for Genomic RepairWife, she has been with me through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. She is my best friend and companion in life.
The following two songs may not mean a whole hill of beans to you guys but I think they mean the world to the two people who the lyrics embody my feelings for.
That's right in case you forgot its time to get ready for fantasy football, trash talking, and mean-spirited color commentary. And if you didn't know, well now you know. For all the regulars you'll be getting an email and for anyone else that wants to play this year leave me a comment, shoot me an email, whatever just let me know.
We play a pick'em league where you pick the team to cover the spread for the game, no individual players so its pretty easy and mindless. Unless you are Arlenna and forget to make your picks every week.
With all this talk of Pit Bulls and breed confusion, I have seized upon the opportunity to commission a breed analysis for Genomic RepairDog since he looks like every breed of small dog that we put him up next to. I swabbed his cheek and sent off the cotton swab in the mail and am awaiting his results. Plus I love the fact they are using breed specific SNPs to give you the animal's breed makeup.
If you are interested on which service I am using to do this click here.
So my parents have knives that might be old enough to have been fashioned back in the Bronze Age and they are even duller than I am. So for Father's Day, I've decided to get them a new Chef's knife or set to replace the crap that they currently have in their kitchen. I've been rocking a GLOBAL Knife (chef and boning) for the past few years and love it, especially the fact that they seem to retain their sharpness for longer than any other knife I've ever had. So I'd like to get my folks a nice chef's knife for use in the kitchen, which brand would you recommend. But I'd also like to make it as low maintenance as possible, I don't see Genomic RepairMom and Dad sharpening a knife on a weekly or monthly basis.
"When you want to do research in an exotic location, you sign up to live in a house with a dolphin...when you live in a house with a dolphin you try to set up a system of communication with it...when you communicate with a dolphin you find out it wants to bone you..when the dolphin wants to bone you, you give it hand jobs and trip acid with it..."
Don't give dolphin hand jobs! Get rid of dolphins and switch to a normal job.
when one part of your body is swelled up 2-3X the size of its counterpart. Thank goodness for ice and ibuprofen. And its either true grit or idiocy that keeps me working through the pain in the lab today. Damn, its probably the latter.