July 20th, 2005


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I was riding my bike to work today and somehow my glasses came off of my shirt and fell to the pavement as I rode by, too fast for my sausage fingers to grab them.  I rode around and around the block trying to find them, and finally I saw them at the intersection.  So I looped around and stopped about 5 feet in front of them as cars were driving by and was about to grab them when, predictably, a soccer mom in a suburban rolled over them going 30.  So, I rode to work and here I sit, squinting at size 12 font all day trying to decide when I'll have time to drive back to the Galleria to get another pair.  They were my pseudo-birth control glasses, ones that actually were larger enough than my wire-rims to allow me to see everything but not as thick as those neo-BC glasses that've been all the emo rage for the past couple of years (haha, 'emo rage'). 

I guess I'm gonna be popping aspirin all day to tame the no-glasses headache.

talking talking everywhere, but not a word to say

I guess I made a  pretty stupid assumption awhile back, and My boss just came up to me at 5pm today and off-handedly clued me in to the truth... I have a seminar to give Friday.  oohhhhhh shit.  I don't know HOW it came to be that he never mentioned it to me and I never thought to ask.  I am seriously going to have to whip up a 30-40 minute presentation by Friday at 3, then present it at 3:30.  And I'd better see if I can borrow both the conference room and projector as well..   Goddamnit. Science work is not supposed to be under the gun-type crap like this.  Thankfully I have a (albeit not so large) pool of powerpoints I've presented which I can bastardize and Frankenstein up a .ppt..  I hope.

I hate giving seminars when my benchwork isn't going like I want it to.  It feels kind of deceitful for some reason.  But, this seminar isn't about what I've done (well, partly it is) as much as what I PLAN to do. 

On an unrelated note, I found out I'll be an invited speaker (i.e. giving a seminar) in next spring's NIEHS seminar series, so I'll have an 'invited' seminar line to add to my CV.  So, that'll be something, I suppose..
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