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Down time
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The pump and science juggling act
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12 months of blogging...easy enough
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By popular demand - The Arrival
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Cabin Fever
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Why am I doing this?
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Bribe time
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On the market - what to do with a priority score
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DonorsChoose - more projects to support
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Oh, the guilt...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Priority Score Confusion
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Working from home sucks; aka "Preeclampsia for Dummies"
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Editor's choice
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let the obsessing begin
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DonorChoose - start giving!
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Careful what I say...
Friday, October 8, 2010

To dance or teach...
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Challenges at the bench
Monday, September 27, 2010

What am I really?
Monday, September 20, 2010

A double standard
Friday, September 17, 2010

The Little Lab Bench That Could
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What I'm glad I didn't know before...
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Round Up: 8/29 - 9/4
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Friday, August 27, 2010

You don't need no stinkin' permission
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I'm still alive, just buried
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Dr. O's advice to new grad students
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Open Letter
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What you should know as a new TT faculty
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A little professionalism, please
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How picky is too picky?
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Dr. O

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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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well, with a blog meme as straightforward as this one from DrugMonkey, there's just no reason to delay writing a blog post any longer. The objective of this meme - post the first sentence from the first post each month of the past year. This exercise ended up being quite fun, and revealed how much of a roller coster ride the past year of my life has been. Beginning with recovering from a miscarriage, the year continued on with a revived blog, triaged grant, failed job search, a second and more successful pregnancy, a new blogging home, rejuvenated job search, resubmitted grant with a decent score, and, finally, a new baby! So, according to the newest and hottest blogosphere meme, here's the past 12 months of Dr. O's life from The Tightrope and here on LabSpaces - summarized in 12 sentences:

January: So I am determined to keep my resolution, even if I got a slow start: keep this blog up and running!!

February: So my head is officially about to explode.

March: So I haven't had much time for blogging these past few days, mainly because I received a huge data set on Thursday (interrupting a badly needed Organization Day) and have been dragging myself through "piles" of excel spreadsheets.

April: I've had a crush on Jon Stewart for many years, but I've never been this in love.

May: When I saw the topic for this month's Scientiae Carnival - Bumps and Humps - I couldn't resist using my contribution for an announcement; so if you'll indulge me...

***drum-roll, please*** 

Hubby and I are expecting!!!!

June: I had my doctor's appointment this afternoon...and all's well in baby-land!

July: Months ago I published this post on the slow winding-down of my mentor's lab.

August: It's been a time of upheaval around the science blogosphere.

September: Wow...can you tell it's September?

October: Wow, where exactly did my time, energy, and sanity go?

November: A new post by Ambivalent Academic caught my eye this morning, posing many of the familiar questions that I and other postdocs in the blogosphere often ask ourselves:

December: Well, with a blog meme like this one, started by DrugMonkey, there's just no reason to delay writing a blog post any longer!

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Jason Goldman
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Conclusion: You have an affinity for beginning posts with "So, ..." and "Wow, ..."

Dr. O
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The first name of my Tightrope blog was "So I was thinking" because of the former. Never noticed the "Wow" until I wrote this post...

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I'm a so-er too. I noticed it in my twitter feed.

*So* much better than just jumping directly into your train of thought.


What a great year you've had!

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