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..