Monday, March 1, 2010

Random Tidbits

  • I enjoyed watching the Olympics -the athletes are so inspiring! But, I must admit, I will be happy to go back to no TV watching for a while. Little bit of TV overload.
  • Philadelphia has experienced the most snow ever recorded this year. And more is on the way tomorrow/Wed. I don't know how people deal with it in places like Buffalo and MN. I am so sick of snow turning into ice and then nearly killing myself walking everywhere. I am also sick of wearing boots. I am currently thinking about getting a pair of lab slippers.
  • That being said, this past weekend was gorgeous - I never thought 45 would be gorgeous, but when the sun is out and it feels even slightly warm through your coat and you can take off your hat for part of the day, it's soooooooo nice!
  • Work has been pretty busy, but I've just not felt too motivated lately. I think, in general, Feb should just be a month with less productivity because I just want to crawl back into bed and sleep until Spring.
  • I have to start looking for postdoc positions. There are some labs I really like, and some labs that look interesting. So far, my most favorite lab is in Utah. Yeah, Utah. Not sure about the place, but the lab, people, campus, funding situation, research looks great. Another interesting one is at the Salk Institute in the Whale's Vagina. That could be super cool too.
  • I went bra shopping this past weekend because Macy's was having a sale. Can you tell me why something made of metal and not a lot of fabric costs so damn much? Seriously, why is underwear so expensive? It's not like there are a lot of design choices or anything. Two straps, an underwire and some padding and it's $40? Ridiculous, I say!
  • I am pretty sure that I could write a scientific paper on my cat. She has a brain tumor which causes her to have diabetes. I've been researching all of her symptoms, and we're now trying her on human meds, trying to control her blood sugar. As far as I can tell, she's the only cat on these meds. Should be interesting....
  • I think today might be a "home sick" day. We went out last night to watch the USA-Canada hockey game and ate some nachos and beer. For some reason, my stomach is VERY angry about this. We'll see if things improve, but I must admit, a day home watching 90210 sounds pretty appealing right now!

1 comment:

Randi said...