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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

OMG, 3 applications down. 2 to go. Somebody please start praying for me that I get something good. The two going out tomorrow - either would be just awesome.

Wanted: Thick Skin

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I’ve known this theoretically, but I’m already starting to truly understand what it means when people tell me that in the world of research, you must maintain a very thick skin to stay afloat. Rejections are by far more common than acceptances, and even acceptances are most likely to be conditional upon something. Somehow, through […]

Lyrics to my past, in tears

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

One of the reasons, I’ve discovered, why I love the music of Lou Rhodes (previously of the band, “Lamb”) is that she sings a lot about how I feel and see the world. These lyrics really strike a chord to where I’ve been and why I’m still alone and lonely. I was just listening to […]


Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Today, I have been pulled from a zillion different directions since 8am until just about now. Wanna hear how? Well first of all, I agreed to cover a collegue to teach a session at 8am because his wife was ill. Even though I was supposed to be at another rounds. But I managed to touch […]


Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Wow. Canadian dollar is at par with the American dollar. And this has not occurred in my entire lifetime, since in fact several months before I was born. Coolness. I hope this sticks. Haha…

At par?!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

This I definitely have to post … un-freakin-believable!

Yummy soup

Friday, September 14th, 2007

I made a yummy soup for supper - ginger pumpkin soup. I sauteed onion, garlic, peppers, and hot sausage in olive oil, added microwave-softened pumpkin, ginger puree, and chicken broth. Seasoned with cracked pepper and saffron. Blended everything with a hand-blender. Then added pieces of porcini mushroom and parmesan cheese. Whole thing probably took like […]

Sleep helps

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Despite the wicked habit now of awakening at 4am, I’ve managed this past week to go to bed earlier and thus have caught up a lot on my sleep debt. The earlier part of the week was very tough and I’ve been quite on the edge. But I think as the week as progressed, getting […]

Not coping

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I’ve decided that I am not coping very well. Perhaps I’m doing fine balancing all my own things, but on top of that, being the “big sis” in the program I also seem to be dealing with everyone else’s issues, which just puts me over the edge to the realm of not coping. Maybe what […]

The reason

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I just had an epiphany as to why I don’t seem to have any friends I can truly express myself to. I spent the majority of my life being a very independent, emotionally-stable person. All my old friends, the ones I love and trust, aren’t used to me needing emotional attention. So I find myself […]

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