Reggie Watts - Fuck Shit Stack Because my life is...
Freelance Whales - Aeolus Keep me in your warm...
The drama continues. There’s a big hot mess going on with the program. Long story short, we need to get our shit together. There is a looming threat of everyone 3rd year and under (that includes me, of course) dropping out or transferring. I don’t want to transfer. I’d prefer to stay here. But I think if I had to….I would try for Drexel. They have a good forensic...
On Headaches and Bruxism.
The last week or so I have been living on a weird, awful rollercoaster where the dippy bits are pure exhaustion and the uppy bits are fiery agitation, and it feels like there’s not a lot of the flat boring bits where I feel like a human. Yaayy?
Does anyone want to come do my laundry?
I’ve pre-sorted it into “on the floor” and “not on the floor”.
On Having a Better Office
Him: You're going home already?
Me: Yeah, the sun is setting and it's crushing my soul.
Him: I guess that's one of the downsides of having windows in your office.
On Lab Friendships
Doctoral student: You threw me under the bus!
Undergrad: No, I gently placed you under the bus.
Daughter - Touch Love, hunt me down. I...
There’s a lot of anger over here. And not just from me this time. The students are all very angry with a lot of things that are happening at school…decisions being made for us, accreditation problems that aren’t being brought to our attention, getting shut out of important meetings…it’s all very frustrating. I’m glad it’s not just me though. I thought...
Arrested Development's Frozen Banana Stand Is... →
The Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is coming to NYC this month! Will there be money in the banana stand? There’s always money in the banana stand.
Don’t get me wrong; I think gifted children need therapy too.– Classmate
It feels like someone has grasped a loose string from my brain and is slowly unraveling it like an old worn-out sweater.
The Antlers - No Widows If the wheels jump off...
In the last 9 months, there have been a handful of irrefutably terrible weeks. This was one of them.
My first day on my own, I was with the girl who was bigger than me. I remember chasing her all over the courtyard as she got ready to throw an intense tantrum. I remember exactly what she wanted (television access, which we didn’t have because she had smashed all of our TVs). I remember desperately turning to the friendliest person I could find for help. Tony. That night, he helped me take care...
The Mountain Goats - No Children I hope when you...
We need to accept our age. We need to accept many physical and mental illnesses...– Ryan Howes, clinical psychologist (via psychotherapy)
Know how I know it's finals season?
Uncontrollable eyelid twitching.
This week felt a little whirlwind. I don’t remember getting a lot accomplished, though I know I wrote and submitted two papers and started a third in the last 5 days. There is definitely a patterned fluctuation in my level of comfort with this program, with very high highs and very low lows. I wouldn’t mind some sort of stability. I’ve been trying to give it some time but...
On Weight Gain.
Me: This program has destroyed my body.
Her: Oh man, this program is the worst.
Me: Well, I'm committed to losing weight despite what the box of Thin Mints in my second drawer might tell you.
Frightened Rabbit - Floating in the Forth This...
Sunday was my poster presentation at the conference in San Fran. I think it went as well as a first poster session could go. I adhered to my usual MO of cracking jokes, redirecting, and bullshitting when I had no idea what was going on. And I don’t think I royally fucked anything up. Had a really lovely time in SF. Saw some amazing work that’s being done…especially in areas...
The Tallest Man on Earth - There’s No...
Words. Redeye was a bad choice. I have a paper due in a few hours, followed immediately by a 2-hr class I’m not prepared for. Oh and zero-ish sleep. I make poor life decisions. (P.S. who invented showers they are soooo time-consuming ugh)
I participated in class a lot more this week. I think I had a breakthrough. I arrived in San Francisco Friday evening. Promptly lost all of my important things (who needs credit cards and ID anyway?) and spent yesterday getting a sunburn. I know how to vacay right. I saw a really cool lecture on adult neurogenesis yesterday. The researchers discussed synaptogenesis and how the growth of new...
Andrew McMahon - Synesthesia Convinced.
Only had one class this week (praise the lord). I’ve had a lot of work on my plate but I just don’t have the motivation to complete it. I’ve been apathetic and easily distracted. Looking forward to San Francisco though. Less than a week! Yesterday, the first years were required to participate in mock diagnostic interviews with actors. The actors work with the NYPD, training...
Every accomplishment is simply a failure waiting to be discovered. And any...– Joseph Kasper, An Academic With Imposter Syndrome Welcome to my brain.
Fifth Graders Conspire to Rape and Murder... →
I know this is weird but it is my dream job to do these kinds of psychological assessments. (Possibly also treatment but really who am I kidding I just want to assess those kids.)
Her Space Holiday - Something to Do With My Hands