I’m going to clean up in a few areas in this post.
First, a couple points about oral presentations/job talks that are just making me crazy lately.
#1. DO NOT start a new story in an oral presentation, job talk or otherwise, at 48 minutes in. Just don’t do it- at 48 minutes in there is only one thing left to do- leave well enough alone, and conclude.
#2. Please, please, please- before you go off to give a talk somewhere- make sure you check out each and every one of your figures on a PC AND ON A MAC. I’m begging you. This is really a minor detail for you that’s easy to take care of. I can’t appreciate your lovely flow cytometry data, if I can’t see it. Borrow a mac or a pc if you need to, you can save your presentations on a memory stick saved both from the PC and from the Mac… this just would make this member of your audience less grumpy!
Second, Eugenie kindly gave me the Inspiration Award a couple of days ago… which was extremely generous of her!
Oh, how I do wish I had time to recline, eat something delicious and read a great book… like this gentlewoman! Alas, I do not. … But I’ll tag some of my inspirations….
You all inspire me to be a better scientist, a better writer… and a better mentor. You all will have to figure out how to deal with the Victorian ladies clothing! (and yes, there are some rules to this meme- but the 5 of you can nominate someone and then follow the generally accepted meme rules if you should be so inspired…)
Finally- I had to kick my own ass a little bit from my last post. There is a whole lot of depressing stuff going around in our little corner of business lately- but seriously, things could be so much worse. We’re not hungry, we’re not homeless, everyone in my family is relatively healthy- and I hope this is the case in your family as well,… .we are fortunate to live in peace, and we generally don’t want for too much. Grant troubles, smoubles. WE ARE TOUGHER THAN ALL OF THAT, I swear DrDrA- get your shit together already!!
For those of you that need a little assistance digging yourselves out of this hole (and you know who you are…)- I offer the following. Whenever I’m in a shitty mood- this always adjusts my attitude:
Besides, you know I love the protest song- and where I live- anything by the Dixie Chicks could be considered a protest song!