November 08, 2002

Fellowships can take a hike. I absolutely detest writing meaningless answers to meaningless questions such as, "Describe experiences integrating research and education, advancing diversity in science, ehancing scientific and technical understanding, and benefiting society."

There's no better way to make a someone feel rotten than by asking them, "Have you made the world a better place, yet?" in the course of a fellowship application. I ended up muttering something about wanting to teach and maybe not slapping infants before I plunged into the depths of sarcasm and abruptly ended the essay.

But at least it's over. And at least it's raining. I hadn't realized just how homesick California weather was making me until it started raining. I hear it's supposed to be an El nino year. Here's hoping.

By the way, this entry was composed with w.bloggar, a nifty little standalone blog tool that just released a Movable Type-competent release a few days ago. It's the bees knees.


Posted on November 08, 2002 08:23 AM

vote yes on lying about your accomplishments.

Posted by: didofoot on November 8, 2002 09:07 AM

w.bloggar is nice.

BAG Seal of Approval.

I was admitted to Berkeley because of my cure for the Somalian Shingles. What have you done for me lately?

Posted by: brian on November 8, 2002 09:43 AM

I invented pasteurization. I also invented milk.

Posted by: jason on November 8, 2002 10:02 AM

I was a commodore in the british navy for many a year. a very respectable navy, as you well know.

Posted by: didofoot on November 8, 2002 10:12 AM

I think somebody even wrote a song about that navy. Very respected.

Posted by: jason on November 8, 2002 10:17 AM

in the navy!
in the navy!
be a super viking piggy in the navy!

if the rats are going to poop,
then they'll do it in your soup!

in the naaaAAAAAaaavy!

Posted by: michele on November 8, 2002 10:29 AM

Give me an N!

Give me a Davy!

Take out the D and what's that spell!


Posted by: jason on November 8, 2002 10:32 AM

Next time you're out on a clear moonless night, turn your gaze heavenwards and feast your eyes upon the countless points of light, twinkling like diamonds on soft black velvet.

All these years and I haven't heard a peep about them from you guys. A fucking thank you would be nice.

Posted by: Jacob on November 8, 2002 11:48 AM

I just didn't want to embarrass you. Remember how red you got when I complimented your first draft of the Magna Carta?

Posted by: jason on November 8, 2002 12:08 PM

Jesus H. Christ, don't remind me. "FIRST, THAT WE HAVE GRANTED TO DOGS, and by this present charter have confirmed for a bus and our hairs in perpetuity, that the English Smurf shall be free, and shall have its rights besmirched, and its liberties made of mutton." I really should have proofread it first... I can't believe I even let you see that piece of crap.

Posted by: Jacob on November 8, 2002 12:59 PM