Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm still here...

I've just been way too damn busy to write any blog posts and even worse, I haven't gotten to read any blogs either.

Anyway, I decided last week that this was going to be the week where I got my ass back into gear and started blogging again. Of course, the week before last, I had decided that last week was going to be the week, but clearly, that didn't happen. As I neared midweek, I was starting to think that maybe I would push things back again, but thankfully, I find myself at work, in between experiments with some time to blog.

I can't believe how insane things are right now. I've been purifying proteins like it's going out of style. Only four more to go at this point. I can't wait until an entire two-week period passes where I don't even so much as look at the FPLC. I'm sick to death of it.

On the plus side, I made some headway with the boring paper from grad school lab and I am about to start writing the paper that caused this protein purification extravaganza. I'm pretty excited to get a paper out under less than a year, but I am freaking exhausted.

During all this time away, I started writing my specific aims for the F32, but I didn't get very far. I really need to get moving on the grant writing, but it just keeps getting thrown to the back burner. Maybe next week...

Hope everyone in the blogosphere is doing well. I can't wait to catch up on everyone's posts.

6 comments:

ScientistMother said...

glad to hear things are moving along, even if it is crazy hectic. Real life is so much more important than blogging, we'll be here when things calm down.:)

chall said...

good luck with the protein purificatons! hpappy they seem to be going well so far!! it's always easier to be busy with stuff that works!

Thomas Joseph said...

My last contribution to a manuscript from my grad school days was recently accepted by an ASM journal. I'm FINISHED with my grad school obligations for ever. Woo hoo!

PhizzleDizzle said...

I've barely been around too. But I am aiming to come back and hope you come back regularly too!

DFD sounds terrible. That sort of stuff would drive me crazy.

tideliar said...

He he, the wonderful world of academic blogging :)

We'll see you when we see, have no fear. That's what bookmarks are for.

chall said...

hope things are working out for you! thinking about Dr MXX :)