Buckled down

The semester is barrelling down on me. In fact, I have about three unoccupied work hours available to me before I give my first lecture. Thus, while I’d like to be reflective about my upcoming courses and how I’m going to fit research into my life, I’m too damn busy.


  1. #1 skookumchick
    January 7, 2008

    I hear you. Good luck and don’t forget to breathe – not in the relaxing sense, but in the need-oxygen-or-you’ll-die sense. 😉 Good luck in class…

  2. #2 Katie
    January 7, 2008

    Thinking good thoughts for you, ScienceWoman!

  3. #3 Dave Briggs
    January 7, 2008

    Thinking good thoughts for you, ScienceWoman!

    Posted by: Katie | January 7, 2008 4:27 PM

    Yep, me too! I am not currently in Academia but I have been and know it can be tough! Keep up the great job!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  4. #4 julia
    January 8, 2008

    Hi ScienceWoman!

    I found you googling “IRS stipend self-employed” as the same that happened to you last August happened to me today!

    I’ve received a letter from the IRS inviting me to consider my 2005 fellowship-stipend from Columbia University as self-employed income so that I pay double FICA on them. Is the IRS trying to solve the Social Security crisis by being a poor PhD student predator?

    What did you do about that? How did you solve it? I’m wondering whether it’s better to call them, or write to them…

    My due date is on late May, will have a boy.

    – Julia

  5. #5 saxifraga
    January 8, 2008

    I hear you. Good luck with getting started with the semester.

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