Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Is it possible?

I'm holding my breath and my stomach is doing flips over my recent work here at the lab.

Preliminary results are good, we have a solid hypothesis..the next few weeks are critical.

If this works, and I stress if I may just finally be on the upside of a fairly rotten few years.

If the experiments work,

if the career smooths out,

if I can show results..

well then I suppose I'll finally be able to breathe.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


I was stopped in the hallway by an exlaimation the other day, "Hey, you're American!"

"Why yes." I believe I am.

"So you play basketball!" The enthusiasm continued.

"Sure." Why not?

I don't think I've played a basketball game since I was about 13...yup it's been that long. I can't really count the lightning basketball game my friends and I played as a drinking game a couple summers ago.

So on that note, I happily joined a team on Monday! I tackled a girl, one guy drew blood, you know a friendly game all around.

Actually, it was a blast and no one was seriously injured. Although the lack of rules kind of led to a lot of laughed off fouls. I can't wait for the next game. But I am sore, my shoulders (apparently basketballs are heavy) my legs, (there is an awful lot of running in that game despite the short half court thing), my injured hand (that's where the blood came from).

Election day!

I don't think anyone else is as excited as I am about this event. One guy said staying up all night to watch the race won't change the results.

Well, silly, I know that but it's exciting! That's why it's called a race! Just like watching a close game, or a tight Olympic marathon.

Although the results will have a profound effect either way on American lives. So that bit adds to the pressure. I mean, it's not like the All State Football game is going to change millions of lives.

Still, I guess that should make it exciting as there is something definitely riding on this game!