It’s hard to write with your brain full of snot.

I have a cold. In fact, the cold, the one that’s been slowly burning its way through the geology department. It got Dave (my fellow TA) last week, and my advisor, and one of the nice ladies from the office. To put it lightly, I feel like poop on a stick. I somehow survived the ...

Dispatches From Grad School: Still Alive, But Dumber

I’ve now officially survived my second week of grad school. Well, technically yesterday was the official survival date, but I was in Colorado Springs for most of the day. And then when I got home, I decided that a round of Plants v. Zombies was more interesting than writing anything. I think Popcap has figured ...

Time to sharpen some pencils

Well, school kind of started this week. I say kind of, because classes don’t actually start until next week. But Wednesday was the grad student orientation, and now I’m in training to learn how to be a TA. I feel rusty on the whole being a student thing after eight months off. I’m a little ...

The great geological fart 5

Yes, I know, this is why you read my blog, because I’m informative AND classy. I’ve finally started doing my initial readings for my grad school project, which I really should have gotten moving on months ago. I don’t know if being out of school for eight months has just destroyed my ability to manage ...

First day as an ex-employee 1

Yesterday was my last day at Noble, so for at least the time being I’m no longer a corporate stooge of Big Oil. As last days went, it was pretty tame; I finished cleaning my personal belongings out of my office, I turned in my badge, I shook hands with a lot of people. What ...

Getting Ready for Grad School 1

It’s only June, but I don’t think that it’s too early to get my first semester schedule put together. I like having things tied up, neat, and ready to go before I get there. So this morning I got up early and took the bus to Boulder to meet with my advisor. The news is ...

It is done. 1

I took the bus up to Boulder this morning and turned in my signed acceptance letter, as well as the notarized faculty oath that I needed to take if I want to be a TA or RA. So, it’s official! The paperwork avalanche has been started. I also talked to my boss yesterday and let ...

I’m going to grad school! 4

I got a “letter” (it was actually a pdf attached to an e-mail because this is the twenty first century, baby!) this morning from CU, and here’s the most important part: During your graduate program, you will be under the supervision of Dr. Mary Kraus. やった!!!!!!! Also, this: The Department of Geological Sciences has advanced ...

In review

My application for grad school at CU is now officially “in review,” which means it’s ready for the faculty to look at it. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Women and geoscience degrees.

There are some new statistics from the AGI regarding women earning science degrees – and more specifically geoscience degrees. The general upward trend makes me quite happy, as far as geoscience degrees being conferred. There looks like there’s been a teeny dip in the percentage of undergraduate degrees over the past couple of years, but ...