it took me like 5 hours to get through all of the comments my advisor left on my first chapter, and then there were only a handful of comments on the rest of the entire document wtf
why didn’t i write my acknowledgement section earlier ugh what if i forget to thank someone fffffff. i’d like to thank the whole world (except for a few assholes) ilu—yes, you!—thanks and bye!
it’s taking me way longer to edit this first chapter than i thought it would
"asymptotic" and "asymptomatic" are very different things. not sure what asymptotic gonorrhea is, but i appear to have written some about it.
of course, I’ve waited until 6pm at night to edit like 50 pages of text
Coming to YouTube on August 19th!
Frankenstein M.D. is a modern re-telling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (did you know it was the first sci-fi book?), from Pemberley Digital, the same people who brought you The Lizzie Bennett Diaries and Emma Approved, and PBS Digital Studios. The story centers around Victoria Frankenstein (rather than “Victor” from the book), an eccentric and driven MD/PhD student who wants to prove herself in the traditionally male-dominated field of medical research. Basically, this is what we would get if Mary Shelley created a YouTube science show :)
I’m also happy to announce that I’m lending my PhD chops and serving as science consultant for the series, which is SO FUN!!! I’m working hard to make sure the science you’ll see in the series is the real thing. At least in theory. I mean, we can’t really bring frightening creatures back from the dead. Yet.
Check out the full details on the series, the cast, and the premiere here. And, just like the worlds of Lizzie Bennet and Emma Woodhouse, the Frankenstein universe will be bigger than just the videos. Here’s a few links so you can start following the characters:
because nothing says christmas like your soulmate dying of radiation poisoning giving you one last goodbye kiss through the glass while your knees crumple under the weight of your sorrow, the upcoming 2015 wrath of khan hallmark christmas ornament is a must have!
approaching my final hours of dissertation editing….
so apparently my cat is clever enough to wait to cough up her pills several minutes after i’ve stopped watching her as i just found the one i supposedly shoved down her throat earlier this week on the carpet.
I passed my PhD qualifying exam!
Now I am having a 2am existential crisis over what I’m going to do with my life after having a heart-to-heart with my advisor…
congrats! i think my quals were definitely the highest anxiety time during grad school. i won’t say it’s “all downhill from here”—there will definitely be challenges ahead—but a lot of it will be jumping hoops for your committee, dealing with other issues with PI/labmates, and getting the experiments to all work and come together. you’re on your way!
tomorrow i have to make whatever corrections my advisor has suggested, figure out how i’m going to make 2 figures, and then this whole thing is done
i’m going to obsess over my dedication and acknowledgements text forever