Seriously is it the second day in April? I could have sworn it was January a few days ago.
I got back from Annual Professional Conference on Saturday. It was kind of a blast, especially since I got to see the ever so fabulous La Blonde
, the babe with the bones
, as well as other non-blogging friends whom I missed terribly. Of course the presence of Brazen Hussy
and Prairie Oyster
would have made everything complete. So what if your taxon of choice has changed? Can't you just come to the meetings to hang out and drink martinis with me?
The actual content of the meetings was pretty interesting. I got to talk to a lot of people about my hair brained research ideas which gave a good number of them some pause, after which they shook their heads and said "Not a bad idea, should be persued." Ah. If only those ideas could be turned in to a workable disseration within my program. We'll see what happens.
All the good talks (shocking...there weren't too many bad ones) and cool posters I finally started to get some fire under my ass to present next year. It has been really annoying that at this stage in my graduate studenthood I haven't had any time to accomplish some real research. Instead I've been channeling all my energy in to teaching, doing bitchwork, and taking mindnumbingly useless classes (linguistics) which has left little time to, I dunno, formulate a dissertation topic or put out small publications. I'm kind of determined to get something out next year though.
It's pretty terrifying that it is April already and I haven't accomplished a whole lot. Maybe more work and less blogging?