Anniversary FAIL!

Apr 29 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

I know that I have been a little quiet recently...but it is the Stanley Cup playoffs. So I have a good excuse šŸ˜€

Anyhooooo...I was going back through the archives (read: procrastinating-I seriously have no idea why I went to check out the ancient Blogspot home) and I just realized that I totally missed my one-year blog anniversary! Apparently, I first stepped out into the big ol' blogosphere 19 March 2010.

::throws confetti::

::pours another glass of whiskey::

::pops top off beer::

In honor of my delayed milestone, I will first thank all those who actually commented on my first post. Many of you have become great bloggy friends (in order of appearance):

Anonymous (person, not the group. I think), Prof Like Substance, Professor in Training, Tideliar, Candid Engineer, Cath from VWXYnot (go CANUCKS!), Unbalanced Reaction

Thanks to everyone that I have been so fortunate to interact with this past year (+1.5 mo). I have learned a lot, and it has been great fun. I appreciate all of your company as I have been navigating the new "assistant prof." thingy. Here's to more good times ahead *clink!*

If you would be so kind, now would be an awesome time to learn more about all y'all, too. So, please, tell me: Who are you, and why are you here? Is there something you would like to hear more about? AND, though I've been trying to cheat off of PLS's recent blogrolling,Ā  if you would like to shamelessly plug your own blog here, feel free. It's a party, and we're all I hope that you will de-lurk for a bit and say hi!

13 responses so far

  • Rxnh says:


    The hyperbolic reaction here. A physical science and mathematics double major finishing up a five year stint at BigStateU and antsy to get settled into the grad programme.

    I'm here because I like to hear about the science and the lives of scientists and what my future will hold as I am a young padwan of science. Actually, I suppose I'll be an science apprentice. But hey. You get it.

    Is the party started?


  • Hmm...well you have probably already seen me around the blog-o-sphere due to my similar affinity for hockey. Nonetheless, I've been checking out academic blogs in the past few months (and started one of my own!) to get a better feel for how to land a TT job in a few years (I'm a first year postdoc, mackin' it in the UK).

    I also plan on having kids once my wife and I have satisfied our travel bug here in the UK (assuming the bug has a finite appetite, which I'm sincerely starting to doubt). So it's useful to read about life in academia with kids and how that shiznit goes down.

  • Dr Becca says:

    Yay! *stirs Manhattan*

    Congrats on 13.5 months of blogging awesomeness! So glad you're here, you make the blogosphere so much fun!

  • Dr. O says:

    Congrats! *enjoys a glass of wine*

    You know who I am, and I'm here 'cuz you're too much fun... and I hope to follow in your footsteps, some day. šŸ˜‰

  • brooksphd says:

    Tideliar tells me he is happy to have been one of the early adopters of the Ways of the GertyZ

  • gerty-z says:

    Thanks everyone for stopping by! It's the folks like you that keep me logging in šŸ™‚

  • congratulations on your blogaversery! Yes playoffs can throw a person off šŸ™‚ Super happy to have met your through the hockey pool.

  • DrLizzyMoore says:

    Congrats on your blogaversery! It takes a lot of work to keep these things going...

    I just started my tenure track position. I have a young child-and am trying to figure out how to make it all work. So this blog is one of the excellent resources I have to get insight, advice, motivation to keep moving forward. Thanks!

  • Happy blogaversary! Keep up the good work!

  • Namnezia says:

    Happy blogabirthday!

  • lin says:

    Happy b-day!

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