#2: That is so awsome. Never surrender!
#3: I wish I did this! Sometimes I buy books, get home and realize I already own them and have read them.
#6: Poop. Always funny.
2006-06-01 22:51 (UTC)
Become a science reporter
I was just thinking the same thing. Report on Science!
this is craig, btw. back in Los Angeles.
1. You're one of the few folks I know that could have pulled this off. *chuckling*
2. That's plain wonderful. Never let it go. Or share. (Now, I don't right off remember your stance on the idea of having kids, but there is something particularly magic about being able to whisper the odd bits of advice and world truths in the ear of your sleeping baby). *shrugs*
4. I have a hard time seeing this happen. Um, until you're really, really old and it won't much matter then, as your biggest challenges will be chattering to kittens and hoping your socks match. ;)
6. I love that you're enjoying it to the fullest. Even the ugly can be beautiful if you look at it the right way. Except vomit. That's pretty much nasty, ever.
Except vomit. That's pretty much nasty, ever.
But sometimes the execution thereof can be beautiful. Or at least elegantly stealthy or impressively nonchalant.
It can even be cute.
1. I think it's possible he may have had a wee bit of drink himself. ;-)
2. (I don't have a firm stance on having kids. Right now, I'm content to be Auntie. But I'm not ruling out the possibility entirely.) Don't worry, I won't. I love that you do that, though.
4. Ahaha, awesome. And chasin' them kids off the lawn while waving my big stick! I wanna do that too.
2006-05-24 21:43 (UTC)
I gotta ask - #5, what class?
. It says "Seinfeld, Wennberg" but when I took it, it was more like "Wennberg, Salawitch."
2006-05-25 21:18 (UTC)
I get a lot of #5 teaching. I'm exacting, so when I run into something I'm ignorant of I set everything aside to learn it. I'm also easily bored, so as soon as I hit diminishing returns, I look for some fresh ignorance.
It works well when all you need to be is two steps ahead of the students.
A few months ago I discovered that I no longer understood the write-up from my artificial neural network project from my first year of non-community college. And I did the write-up. But at least upon thumbing through a textbook, I got the gist back. That comforted me somewhat.
Would you believe that I haven't been tagged for this yet? I think I will accommodate you. Probably.
Yeah, that's the good side, I suppose. As soon as you've learned something once, it becomes much easier to re-learn it after you forget.
I tagged you because I thought other people probably figured you don't do memes and therefore don't tag you. (I think this is why I'm not tagged often either.)
Yeah, I actually did want to be tagged with this one this time. Interestingly, when someone else has posted it, I haven't wanted to be, but when I was reading yours for some reason, i was like "I really hope she tags me. Maybe I'll do it anyway." :)
Of course, now I have to expend the mental energy to do it. This weekend.
I think it's called 'columnist for a pop sci column in a major news publication.' No idea how you get that job tho.
Nobody ever tags me. Not sure why that is.
Really? I always figure you're one of the people who got tagged all the time. I was trying to pick a few people who don't normally do these things, that I don't know well and/or who don't post often.
Hehe. Nope, I don't get tagged at all and tend to try to avoid getting sucked into memes.
Wait, that might be why.
2006-05-25 01:06 (UTC)
Re: #5 - you could consider becoming a professional science blogger. cottontimer
is putting her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in genetic epidemiology to use in that regard, and I think she's making a profit on it. The perk is that it keeps you somewhat current in your field, plus it enables you to explore new things...and it could set you up to segue into a scientific journalism position too.
#2 - I invented a word too; mine described that state of contentment and satiation one feels when you have nothing to do, nowhere to go, and you're at the park or doing something fun; that precise moment of perfection that dawns on you. I've never told anyone mine either & I'm not sure I could spell it.
It's a good thought. I don't know that there's as much interest in chemical dynamics and kinetics as there is in genetic epidemiology but it would be worth a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.
Camden is my favorite place in London. The markets are also the only place I can window shop all day (I am not a born shopper).
Agreed. I like to grab quick lunches there, too. If you go to the Vietnamese place and ask for the pho, they cook the noodles, broth and meat on the spot for you. Most of the other food is all pretty much Chinese food that's been sitting out for a while. Heh. Not that there's anything wrong with it when you're really hungry, but it's kinda cool to be able to get a really nice fresh bowl of soup for £3.50.
Maybe science is like riding a bike, maybe you wouldn't be able to do the same experiments again, but you probably won't forget it, you did it for many years! I still get happy when a topic from my thesis years comes up and usually I still remember lots. I think work like your presentation could be found as a science advisor. Or, maybe you should try journal editing jobs again?
Maybe. What I'd really like to do is actually finish one of my creative projects, at least to the point where I'm satisfied enough to risk sharing and possibly even *gasp* make money from them.