If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Monday, June 23, 2008

RBOC: Update

  • So not too much of interest has been happening here in the House of Dirt and Rocks. I'm afraid this state of affairs is likely to get worse with the coming weeks. Boy is visiting his dad and b will be leaving shortly for Alaska. That leaves yours truly home alone to obsess over her work.
  • So that's what I've been doing--working on several analyses and research ideas (oh and still reading too many blogs and trying to comment - but that will end shortly). I wish I could describe some of the research I'm working on because (a) they are on really interesting and relevant topics, (b) I've had some really cool and original ideas that I'm dying to talk about, and (c) it's pretty much all I'm thinking about these days so it's hard to blog about anything else.
  • Hence the RBOC post.
  • I'm not particularly good at the RBOC post since the items tend not to be random but rather connected.
  • I use it more as an inferior grammatical system.
  • One of my favoritest colleague/friend dropped by to see me this afternoon. We went for coffee, chatted about our kids and gossiped about our department.
  • Good news: my monitor and printer came in and they rock! (well I hooked up the monitor and it rocks, the printer is still sitting in the box but trust me it will rock)
  • Bad news: I'm not going to be able to keep my power office. I'm just awaiting the official notification and will probably spend some time next week moving.
  • It is too hot for Pupzilla and even TOC is staying inside the house today. Victoria, poor thing, is still out on the front stoop.
  • Yesterday was b's birthday and we had a lovely dinner out. Tonight we are planning to go see what should prove to be a really bad movie.


Deb said...

From what I have seen of the Wordless Wednesday, here's what it seems to be - you just post pics with or without a caption/description. It's a good idea cause it gives you a break from having to figure out something to post (sometimes I just got nothin-ya know).
So i think i will start that this week and it will be double helpful for me cause I got a lot of catchin up to do.
I will say - yours is one of the first blogs I look to each day. Your fun to read and sometimes I just feel smarter - osmosis maybe? (heh heh)
How are you doin without Boy?

Nit said...


Sometimes having nothing interesting going on is the best time of all :) I would love to hear about your research...I'm sure it is very intellectually stimulating (just what I need!)

Oh & the "dreaded medication" I spoke of is IVF medications. We are starting our first try next month :)

And, I agree it is much better to focus on inches rather than pounds. And that over 40 bit...yeah, I think it should be over 30!

Take care :)

Katie said...

I'd love to here more about your research to. I managed to get through a whole years of a Biology degree in a department specialising in animal behaviour, if anything I came out of it realising just how little we understand, and that I am just not cleaver to understand half of what we do know!