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Archives for February, 2008

Why I like my job

Today is Happy Woman Professor Day and the associated mandate is to blog about the good aspects of our jobs. It’s the end of my teaching week, and I’m up for the challenge, because I always feel a little giddy when I walk out of the classroom on Thursday afternoons. In fact, I’m going to…

Rockstars to academics

Guess who we’ve been invited to have dinner with on Tuesday night? Think super famous American scientist who the administration tried to muzzle… The answer below the fold… tee hee!

A tale of two people in two cities, part II

We’ve met, we’ve gotten educated, we’ve gotten married, and almost all in two different cities. Now I’ve quit my job so I can finish my dissertation, and we live together, what a concept.

Coffeeshop musings

Has anyone else noticed a preponderance of Macs populating coffeeshops? The one I am in has 6 Macs out of 7 computers at the moment – and my school is full of engineers who supposedly only use Windoze machines! Is it just that Mac people are cool and hang out at coffeeshops, or that they…

Let’s start a book club

As long as we’re rolling out great new things this week on this soon-to-be-renamed(?) blog, here’s another one. Wouldn’t it be cool if a bunch of us read the same book at the same time and then got together virtually to discuss it? Rather than one of us reading a good book and reviewing it,…

A tale of two people in two cities, part I

My husband and I will have been “together” for 10 years this July. Of those 10 years, we have lived about 3.5 in the same city. It’s a hard gig.

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A name for our bloggy queendom?

ScienceWoman and I are looking for punny and descriptive names for our new collaborative blog effort. Got any ideas?

Minnow and I are really good at the breast-feeding thing. It makes her happy and gives her nutrition. It makes me happy and gives me cuddle time. We like breast-feeding and don’t intend to wean anytime soon. BUT… Minnow has now transitioned to the toddler room at daycare. And in the toddler room at daycare,…

Conference flogging

I’m still trying to figure out this blogging publicly thing, and am writing a bigger post about it for later in the week. In the meantime, here are a couple of great-sounding conference coming up, and you still have time to get your abstracts in!