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Grad Student Eating: Adventures in Ramen Substitutes

On the heels of the grad student food carnival, I thought I might share with you my trials and tribulations in attempting to find a satisfactory Ramen substitute. Ramen is one of the worst things you can eat, as it … Continue reading

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Safety nets

The zomg grad school carnival!!!1 is now posted over at 49 Percent, so head on over and read all the wonderful posts that Samia has collected for us. One issue that I’ve been ruminating on for a while is whether … Continue reading

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Birthday cat and lab stuff.

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday. I had a big day full of thesising, teaching Undergrad T how to filter his samples, cleaning grime off of the evaporimeter (Labmate J swears by toothpaste for this job, but I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Mr./Ms. vs Dr.

Today I received the following email: Hello. I took [class] with Ms. B—— about two – three years ago, and currently I’m in the process of applying to graduate school. The graduate school that I am applying to would like … Continue reading

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How important are appearances, really?

Like every other grad student in history (I imagine), I have mixed feelings about my advisor. There are lots of things about him that I respect, and there are many ways in which he’s been an immense help to me, … Continue reading

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More thesising.

K wants to go see Despicable Me today, which I desperately want to see, but I had to say no because I was counting on working on my thesis today. Infinite sadfaces. We were actually supposed to go see it … Continue reading

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Weird things professors do.

I got my thesis proposal back from my advisor this morning, and I’ve spent most of the afternoon going over his comments and making revisions while K and his friend kill aliens on the couch next to me. Friend brought … Continue reading

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