Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lots of good shit

This will be a brief update of everything that is going on, mostly good, until I have time to put up a post with a few choice pictures from my trip.

  1. FIL is home!!! He went home the day we left for our trip, and he's doing ok. He's not nearly 100% but seems to be on the up and up, and I hope within a month or two he'll really be back to his old form. I know he hates being like this, so I feel bad, but it's as long as he's on an upward trajectory, however shallow, we are all glad.
  2. Trip was AWESOME!
  3. While I was away, I got MORE job nibbles! One is kind of weird though - they really REALLY want me but can only offer an internship right now, and say they hope it can become a full-time later. This is a tough one. It's right up my alley, plus, it's great to be wanted, but it's a bit scary without knowing about the full-time. Another was for a postdoc possibility from a mentor. But as I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm not sure I want academia anymore. So I don't think I'll pursue that, as amazing as it would be if I wanted to be at an R1. So, still nothing totally straightforward about what I should do with myself, but prospects seem better than before.
  4. March Madness has begun. And I freakin LOVE March Madness. Like, seriously, love that shit.
  5. I had a kind of productive day and have written a non-trivial number of words.


The lab pixie said...

I am so glad to hear you had a good trip (and I understand the Paddy's day pub claustrophobia entirely)! Somehow you got a week of really great weather! That was the nicest St. Patrick's day we have had in years!! did your windsheater get much use?

You sound incredibley more upbeat than you have in a while and that can only be good.

Question, is March Madness something I should know of? Or is it just a big birst of energy on your part?

PhizzleDizzle said...

Pixie! Yes, we heard all week that we were getting quite good weather. The only day that wasn't so good was the day we arrived in Dingle, where it was quite windy and a bit drizzly, so I did wear my rainjacket that day.

In Dublin, I wore it too because it was green :). It was a lovely day to be walking around though.

March Madness is an American thing - it's basically the college basketball championship tournament. 64 teams enter, 1 team prevails, and it's lots of intense basketball over a few weeks, and I LOVE it.

Mrs. CH said...

Yay! Sounds like everything is getting better! So great on the job bites - even if you don't end up taking them, it's good that you know you have options :)

Dr. J said...

Loving your positive comments PD - made me smile, thanks for the positive energy :).

Hermitage said...

w00t, w00t, glad things are looking up for you! Stop acting surprised everyone wants to get into your intellectual pants, we all know you're hot.

Silver Fox said...

Glad you got some good shit going on! Usually when they say shit happens, they aren't referring to the good kind!

If you take a chance on the possibility down the line, I hope it does become full time. It can be kind of hard to decide on things like that sometimes.

ScienceGirl said...

Glad to hear the good news! Decisions on jobs sound hard, but I am glad you have some choices!