It's Holiday Meme Time! Every year around this time we bloggers take a minute to go through our posts from the last year, and re-visit the first sentence of each (below). This is a tradition that pre-dates me, but you can learn the whole history over at Drug Monkey's place. This has been a pretty awesome year. My lab is really starting to click, and I am starting to almost feel like I know what is going on (famous last words!). Over here, I gotta say, I was kind of on a roll this year 🙂 I'm really looking forward to seeing how 2012 is going to turn out, and I hope that you will all stick around for the fun (teaser: I'll probably have to start thinking about my first tenure-review! ACK!).
Since MORE is always MOAR, I'm going to piggy-back the memes here and also ask you for a special holiday de-lurk. PLS came up with this one, which I think is a super idea. Please say hello!
Balanced Instability, 2011
Jan: Thanks everyone for following me around! [ed-my first post here at Scientopia!]
Feb: One of the little bits of advice I got when I was on the job market is that I should make my own website.
Mar: As you may know, my department is in the middle of a junior faculty search.
April: That's right, I'm outta here.
May: I got along well with my postdoc advisor.
June: As I am sitting on the airplane, I have had a fair amount of time to get some thinking done without any of the common interruptions.
July: As of today, I have been in my tenure-track position for ONE FULL YEAR!!!
Aug: Blech blech blech.
Sept: OMG academic peer review is totally fucked and it never works and the third reviewer is a stupid idiot asshole!!!11!!!1!
Oct: Once a month or so, Dr.Mrs.G and I pay a babysitter to hang out with Mini-G so that we can have a sanity- and relationship-saving "date night".
Nov: A right of passage for most graduate programs is the General (or Qualifying) exam.
Dec: One of my pet peeves is the passive voice.
I hope you enjoyed the look back over the last year. Don't forget to take a minute to comment, because it would be the best present ever if you could let me know a little about you (and what you are looking for when you visit me here). 🙂
UPDATED: Now with linkies, for your clicking enjoyment! And because Drug Monkey pointed out to me how useful that would be.