August 29, 2003

This week has been absolutely exhausting. On Monday I started teaching a senior-level molecular biology lab class that meets 3x a week for 4 hours a day. Good god it's a lot of work. Not only do we TAs need to prepare everything for the students so they can do the lab, we pre-run the lab at least a day in advance so that we can be sure everything works. Which means that, inbetween doing each undergraduate lab twice, writing up all the handouts and instructions for each lab, sitting in on a graduate class taught by Nick Cozzarelli, and trying to solve a structure for my own thesis work, I haven't even had time to be tired.

But now it's the weekend. And I'm going to sleep and sleep and sleep.
And run some more pre-labs for the little undergraduate bastards.

Graduate school has made me a bitter man. Without Dianna keeping me sane, I'd probably bludgeon someone to death with an FPLC column.

update: I just re-read this post. Boy-howdy, it's a lot of scientific whining. Things really aren't that bad....just busy.

Posted on August 29, 2003 09:09 PM

oh.... i'm supposed to be keeping you sane?

fuck. sorry. i'll work on that.

Posted by: dianna on August 29, 2003 09:48 PM

also, FPLC?

all i can think of is Fuck Proteins, Labs and Crystals. i may be biased here.

Posted by: dianna on August 29, 2003 10:04 PM

Hang in there Jacob. We're rooting for you! Hopefully the three day weekend will grant you a bit of rest and rejuvenation... maybe?

Posted by: Jolie on August 31, 2003 11:40 AM

Actually, this post was brought to you by the letter L, which stands for having to go into the Lab every day on this beautiful three day weekend.

Posted by: Jacob on August 31, 2003 03:01 PM

Tragic, really.

Hopefully next weekend will be brought to you by the letter F, for "fuck the undergrads, I need some sleep." or F could be for "fun." you know, whatever floats your boat.

Posted by: Jolie on September 1, 2003 09:13 AM