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Archives for January, 2008

Inordinately happy

…that classes are cancelled today due to “inclement weather” Seriously, I cannot recall being this happy about a “snow day” at any point since middle school. It might have something do to with the fact that I am scheduled to teach for four hours on Thursdays and as of 5:45 am when the announcement was…

Dear Sciencewoman: So, I’m pregnant for the first time. My husband’s family is on the whole really great and loving people. They rarely leave their “red state world”, however. My husband’s immediate family Gets It, they understand that neither I (nor my husband for that matter, who is also a scientist, same flavor as me)…

The New Prep: An Upper Level Course with Lab

Having previously taught (and described) my intro class, my other course this semester has been occupy most of my mental and physical energy of late. To compound the amount of work required, I am also teaching the labs for the course. The course is taught every year at Mystery U, and from here on out,…

Mommy Monday: Daycare Transition

Since arriving in Mystery City, Minnow has been in a daycare room with 7 other infants. As each child has past their first birthday, they have been “transitioned” into a toddler room. Now, Minnow at 11.5 months, is approaching her own transition point, scheduled for early February. Minnow’s mommy is feeling a bit of trepidation…

January’s goals

Having declared that the theme for the year is “seeking strategies for survival, sanity, and success,” it seems fitting that its taken me until the 11th to come up with goals for the month. I’ve been too busy surviving. But I do better when I explicitly lay out goals for a month or so at…

Random Bullets of Bodily Functions

Warning: Do not read on if descriptions of women’s natural bodily functions makes you queasy.

The first course: a repeat

I’m teaching two classes this semester: one introductory course which is a repeat from last semester and one upper-level course with laboratory, which is a new prep. The intro course: I was reasonably happy with how this course went last semester, so by-and-large my goal is to put minimal preparation effort into the course. That…

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.

Mommy Monday: Baby Steps

There. Now I’ve contributed to the clogging of the internet with another pointless youtube video. Don’t I feel special. But I thought that readers of this blog might enjoy seeing Minnow’s newfound ability to walk. She was starting to take tentative steps in mid-December, but the fluid in her ears really set her back for…

First happy post of the year

for three reasons. The January Scientiae party is up at Jokerine’s. Check out all the awesome writing and witty conversation. Open Lab, the best science blogging of 2007 has been announced. I’m looking forward to buying my copy. There’s a new blog around these parts, and it’s got a really amusing name.