Alright, one conference and poster down, one to go!!
After spending all last week banging out a poster, it's good to be back in the lab today, back to lab work. I walked by the hood this morning and noticed my digestion tubes full of diatoms in nitric acid and I thought, "Aw shit, I gotta take care of those today!" Hopefully those diatoms aren't ruined since they've been siting in acid for 2 weeks....gulp!
But the next 3 weeks are going to be super busy! I need to make a BETTER poster for the next meeting (now with 42.78% more data!!), work on the revisions for the manuscript with MS Advisor that I promised I'd do, and finish up all this end of semester stuff that always comes up.
End of the semester stuff promises to really get in the way of research activities. The university's teaching lab space is getting renovated over the summer, which means that all the TA's have been conscripted into moving all of the stuff associated with our various labs out of the rooms to be constructed. Crates of test tubes and Petri dishes, cabinets of microscopes, computers, incubators, buckets of animals...it's ALL got to be moved and it's all going to get moved by the TA's. Not to mention all of the random, expired, chemicals that will have to be taken care of. Though really it's better that we do it since we'll be able to keep all of the materials for each lab separated, rather than some ginormous pile that university employees would make.
Anyhoo, that's the update from grad-student-land. The conference was good (no lobster though!! how can you have a conference in Maine with no lobster?!), and now it's time to get back to work!
Right after another cup of coffee....