Monday, July 4, 2011

I'm a thinker, not a doer

Part 1:

Mr. Alethea, despite being twenty-something, had high cholesterol. I made him start running. Then I felt like a jerk for making him exercise while I never do. So, I started too, with Zumba and a Jillian Michaels DVD. (Parenthetical remark: I feel like an absolute fool doing Zumba, but it sure is fun, as long as I'm not in front of the mirror!)

Part 2: 

While home alone over a long weekend, I thought, "OK, I really need to release some endorphins and I've been on level 1 for like a month. I should try level 2." Yeaaaah. I'm pretty sure I will just ride my rolly chair around the lab tomorrow instead of walking.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Dance

Today, I literally did a happy dance around the lab with my laptop (after I left my PI's office and closed the door). My data look super great and novel and all those good jargon-y words, even after averaging and showing them to my PI (who has an unnatural gift for popping my happy-bubble with requests for bigger Ns, more analysis, etc).

Now to get it published before I get scooped!