I had meant to write more about my experiences at NYU last night, dear readers, but that will have to wait a little while because I went home early last night (tired) and because I have been struggling with a pinched nerve in my back that acts up whenever I become exceptionally stressed out (or whenever something good happens to me). This time, my little demon decided to awaken me from my sleep at 203 AM, and refused to respond to one pain pill, so 45 minutes later, I took a second one, which did the trick. As you might imagine, at the moment, I am floating around mindlessly in a cloud of codeine (pictured), but at least I am not in pain any longer.
The short story is that I had an absolutely fabulous time at NYU and I can hardly wait to tell you about it, but first, I want to stop drooling down the front of my shirt. (okay, I am taking creative liberties with that last observation; I am not really drooling).
Meanwhile, I am trying to finish a syllabus for a short course in molecular conservation genetics for a group of very talented NYC high school kids who are taking this course at AMNH (by the way, if any of you or your colleagues have lab exercises in molecular conservation genetics that you’d be willing to share, I’d enjoy talking with you about your experiences and I definitely would love to see what you’ve developed!).