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After a frustrating year on the tenure-track job hunt, my eyes are still on the prize, and I've learned that sheer will might be the most important quality required for this career track.

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Friday, August 6, 2010


Jason Goldman of The Thoughtful Animal tagged me last night in the newest meme making its way around the blogosphere. What does this mean? Well, I have to fill the following two requests:

1. Sum up your blogging motivation, philosophy and experience in exactly 10 words.

2. Tag 10 other blogs to perpetuate the meme.

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, Hubby and I were hunting for childcare facilities all morning (blog post coming soon on my personal blog), and I've had a hard time focusing on science or blogging since. But I see others are already stepping up, and I don't want to get stuck with the bad-luck-for-7-years target if I'm the last to get to it. So here goes, and hopefully it lives up to the tag!

Motivation, philosophy and experience (I cheated a bit here and used links...oh well):
Ignorance got me in the game and hindsight is twenty-twenty.

Ten blogs tagged to perpetuate the meme (and I'm trying to avoid ones that have already been tagged; not sure what happens if you get tagged twice!):
1. Apple Pie and The Universe
2. Blue Lab Coats
3. Candid Engineer in Academia
4. Professor Like Substance
5. The Path Forward
6. White Coat Underground
7. Professor in Training
8. The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
9. Female Science Professor
10. Ambivalent Academic

So sorry guys - tag, you're it!

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Alyssa

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Bah! Alright, here's mine (pretty lame, but oh well!):
http://mrscomethunter.blogspot.com/2010/08/tagged.html
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