Aetiology–live from LA

No, I’ve not dropped off the face of the earth. I’m currently here in rainy Los Angeles for a meeting with the WIRED SCIENCE/Correlations people, where I met up with fellow Correlations bloggers Clifford Johnson, Michael Tobis, and Sheril Kirshenbaum, as well as WIRED SCIENCE producer Damon Gambuto and a number of other folks who work behind the scenes there. I arrived here on Thursday (thus missing all the caucus hoopla back home), but unfortunately I spent all day sick as a dog in my hotel room, finally hit by the norovirus that swept through my family earlier in the week (and that I’d thought had spared me; at least symptoms didn’t hit until after I was off the plane).

The past week and a half has also been crazy work-wise: I took a few days off for the holidays, then got back to work submitting yet another grant proposal, and have been working overtime in the lab on a brand-spankin’-new project since the first of the year, hoping to have enough data for an abstract deadline on Monday.

On top of all this, I’ll be facilitating discussion in two weeks at the 2008 Science blogging conference in North Carolina, on the topic of blogging public health and medicine. Becky has added some topics to the list already, but I’m interested in reader input as well; anything we should discuss that’s not on there?

I hope everyone’s holiday season went well; back with more regular blogging soon…

Comments

  1. #1 Dean Morrison
    January 5, 2008

    Happy New Year Tara!

    .. sorry to hear about the norovirus – it’s rather big news in the UK at the moment, although I’m not clear is this is down to a major outbreak or increased reporting:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/jan/06/health

  2. #2 canta
    January 7, 2008

    I want to live in LA. I think it is the best city in the world.

  3. #3 MEC
    January 8, 2008

    Oh, were you gone?

  4. #4 cvj
    January 8, 2008

    It was great to meet you Tara! I hope you’re fully recovered from the virus now!

    -cvj

  5. #5 Dave Briggs
    January 9, 2008

    I want to live in LA. I think it is the best city in the world.

    Posted by: canta | January 7, 2008 8:21 AM

    I lived there for 2 years 20 years ago. Good things can be said about it for sure, but depending where you are coming from you might want to brace yourself for some culture shock!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  6. #6 pat
    January 9, 2008

    “I want to live in LA. I think it is the best city in the world.”

    obviously you have never been to Singapur

  7. #7 Pieter B
    January 10, 2008

    Funny, I live in LA, but I was in Iowa City a few days before christmas. I waved in your general direction, Tara. If you’re still in LA, wave in the general direction of Universal Studios.

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