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Archives for April, 2008

We went to the zoo!

The weekend weather finally cooperated and allowed us to introduce Minnow to the animals she had previously only seen in books. In the past few weeks, her vocabulary has improved immensely, especially in the department of animal sounds. Her favorite animal to vocalize is the lion’s roar, so we headed to the lion habitat first…

Prioritizing research time

Dear PhysioProf, You’re wrong. Here’s why. In the comments on a post about a forth-coming paper and it’s possible impacts on my own, you said: Getting completed work out the door should always be at the absolute top of the to-do list of junior tenure-track faculty, without exception. It should come before teaching, administrative, doing…

Didja feel the earthquake?

I woke up at 5:30ish realizing the room was moving. Irrationally I thought it might be because of the geothermal installation – maybe the foundations had been disturbed and the house was going to fall down! Or maybe there were burglars, as I heard a crash downstairs. As my brain kicked into gear, I realized…

Sorry for slight blogging…

… as I’m sick. And swamped. And sick. And traveling again both this weekend, and next weekend. And last weekend. Did I mention I’m sick? In better news, the bobcat guy flattened our backyard, so it’s flat now from the geothermal installation, and looks like it has potential for gardening. A cheering thought. My good…

Scooped?!

A collaborator just sent me an in press copy of a paper that examines the -ology of my PhD field area. Huh. I think I’ve just been scooped?!?! I have a paper deriving from the last chapter of my dissertation that is just waiting for my co-authors to give their OKs before it is submitted…

I’ve got a paper almost ready to be submitted. The co-authors are taking one last look, I’m making a few minor changes to figures, and I need to do the final formatting of the references. In order to do that last step, though, I need to decide to which journal the paper is going to…

starving for Mommy Monday

Hmm…I have a nice mommy monday post all planned out in my head but I don’t have tomorrow’s lecture started or the discussion paper read or… So I guess we’ll all just have to wait. Maybe I’ll get it posted later in the week.

Snippets on a Sunday night

For the first weekend for quite a number of weeks, I’ve gotten to be at home. The other home, yes, but at least one of them. So it’s been a weekend of odds and sods of various flavours:

on the birth of her big baby boy. It sounds like she is recovering well from her c-section and is already getting the hang of sneaking work in during nap periods.

Official Purdue banner bearer!

Today our new president, France Cordova, was officially inaugurated. I got to carry the banner for the College of Engineering – how cool is that? And I didn’t even fall over. Thanks to the police officer who took this photo, as we waited to go in the hall. More photos of the inauguration are here.…