i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgQuick update from RL: ScienceWoman is dealing with some intense stuff in the real world, and while she may or may not blog about it, might benefit from some shout-outs of encouragement from any readers so inclined. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

[good vibes being sent to SW …… NOW!]

I have 3 posts in my head to write, but they’re now competing with day 2 of my first migraine since November. Boooo. The unbloggable actions continue (and no, not application-to-other-institution-worthy), and came with a 2 hour conversation with my Dean last week (who I continue to think is a completely fabulous human being). I also talked with the university president, provost, president’s assistant (the former ambassador to Belize), and the VP for media and marketing for an hour last week. No wonder my head is exploding. Lots of material to blog, if I could just get rid of the migraine and nausea. (Sorry, TMI probably.)

For those of you in academia, hope your semesters are finishing up okay, and for those of you not, hope you are enjoying spring. (We bought even more asparagus today, w00t!)


  1. #1 becca
    May 9, 2009

    ~~~~~~~~good vibes~~~~~~~~~
    *insert appropriate support or encouragement here*

  2. #2 D. C. Sessions
    May 9, 2009

    The spirit is more than willing but the engineer is still tinkering with the “life is good” transfer case.

    Alas, that good wishes are not enough.

  3. #3 JaneB
    May 9, 2009

    As many good vibes as I can find around here under the marking piles are winging their way towards SW. Sorry oif they’re a bit tired and tatty around the edges, end of term is an uphill slog here too (and I have 7 weeks to go, what with the formal exam sessions and all the end of year meetings… roll on July!!)

  4. #4 ScientistMother
    May 9, 2009

    many good vibes to SW!

  5. #5 Peggy
    May 9, 2009

    * Good vibes sent! *

  6. #6 amanda
    May 9, 2009

    Good vibes to SW! And to you, Alice. Especially to get rid of the migraine!

  7. #7 alyssa
    May 9, 2009

    Sending many good vibes your way, SW!

  8. #8 Kim Hannula
    May 9, 2009

    Good vibes, SW.

  9. #9 Lilian Nattel
    May 9, 2009

    Hang in there SW. Hope things improve soon.

  10. #10 kiwi
    May 9, 2009

    Good vibes SW. All things pass. . .

  11. #11 Candid Engineer
    May 9, 2009

    Best wishes, SW, for getting through this tough time.

  12. #12 LindaCO
    May 10, 2009

    SW, you and Alice are my professional inspiration. I’ve thought about your comment a while back that you’re trying to change the system from the inside, and I have so much respect for your efforts, which must be so very hard sometimes. That’s a run on sentence, but there you go. 🙂

  13. #13 Feminist Chemist
    May 10, 2009

    You are doing a great job. Having female friendly science blogs make me feel optimistic. I just published a letter to the editor that I wrote to Science, but that they decided not to publish. It is a critique of a sexist research article they published, please check it out:

  14. #14 makita
    May 10, 2009

    Good vibes to you SW. We’ll be patiently waiting for your return. Best wishes to both of you. Alice, it sounds like you could use some encouragement too. Keep it up!

  15. #15 Sara
    May 10, 2009

    Hang in there SW, we’re all rooting for you…

  16. #16 Jenn, PhD
    May 11, 2009

    Thinking of you SW… hope everything is ok

  17. #17 Female Engineering Professor
    May 11, 2009

    SW, you & Minnow are in my prayers.

  18. #18 Lab Lemming
    May 11, 2009

    Dear Alice and sciencewoman:
    I hope you both have wonderful weeks that banish the last few into the distant past.

  19. #19 Amelie
    May 12, 2009

    Sending good vibes to both of you.

  20. #20 ecogeofemme
    May 12, 2009

    Good vibes for you!

  21. #21 Bryan W/a 'y'
    May 14, 2009

    I just found your blog but I send some good vibes.

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