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Archives for September, 2008

Screwing my courage to the sticking post

I got a paper review back yesterday. More revisions. *Sigh.* The history of this paper is: this is part of one chapter of my dissertation. I revised it into a paper last fall. I submitted it the first time in February, and got my first reviews in April. I revised it and resubmitted in June.…

RBOC: New Scientiae edition!

OMG, has it been a busy few days. I’m just starting the second shift of working today, after an 8-5:30 day of back-to-back meetings, and tomorrow will be all day in a workshop, but I need to share some updatey things, including a belated announcement for the October Scientiae (yay!) below the fold.

Wonderful sciencey t-shirts

I justed wanted to give a shout-out to my friends at YellowIbis.com, a science t-shirt shop. They specialize in wonderful shirts featuring all sorts of molecules (pick your favorite, they’ll make it), sciencey one-liners, and “science varsity” shirts. Minnow and I were recently outfitted with some of their shirts and we debuted them at the…

Let them eat muffins

Domestic goddess, I am definitely not. But I do love to bake, though it is rare that I get the occasion. So when I saw a couple of bananas getting too brown on the counter, I seized the opportunity. Banana bread is too much work for a busy scientist-mama, but banana oatmeal muffins can easily…

New Blogrolls!

In all the excitement of our weekend travel, two important milestones went by unmentioned. Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of my Ph.D. defense, and the one year anniversary of my move from blogger to ScienceBlogs. In celebration of the latter, I undertook the ambitious and miserably overdue task of updating our blogroll. The old blogroll…

No such thing as sacred space

Are reading the cheeky and well-illustrated Dr. Isis? If so, you’ll already know that she’s well on her way to meeting her goal of being a domestic and laboratoy goddess. But I had to laugh when I caught with one of her recent entries. In the post she decries the claiming on her sacred adults-only…

The tyranny of the email

There are 999 messages in my inbox. An inordinately large number of them are flagged “urgent.” There are 1710 messages in my “to sort” mailbox. This is a local folder where I dump messages from my inbox and outbox when I start getting error messages about having too many messages in my IMAP boxes. I…

Science bloggers at the Zoo

About 20 Science bloggers and readers met at the North Carolina Zoo yesterday for a day of animals and fun. Minnow was the youngest, but not the only, child in attendance. And I think she was quite happy to meet some other children-of-bloggers, particularly the 22-month-old son of James Hrynyshyn. They can have their own…

10^6 Comment Party in Champaign: Details

As announced, Steve Higgins of Of Two Minds and I are hosting a Millionth Comment party on behalf of Scienceblogs on September 27, starting at 7ish, at Jupiter Pizza in Champaign IL. Come join in, and the first round is on us. Er, Scienceblogs, rather. See more info on Facebook.

Daycare versus tenure versus financial ruin

Money is on my mind a lot this semester. First, there’s the grant writing marathon. And then there’s the personal budgetary shortfall. Without a second income, we run a several hundred dollar per month shortfall. I’ve trimmed the fat from the budget and we’re eating through the small amount of savings we had squirreled away.…