Friday, January 20, 2012
A VERY looooooonnnnnggggg week!
Despite this being a "short" work week, it felt VERY long! I managed to get "thrown under the bus" 3 times by the cow I work with which was a record! Everything from not being told about a meeting held by the insecure PhD that our group was supposed to attend (that she told me earlier I didn't need to attend), to her asking me in front of our boss a question she knew I didn't know the answer to. Even my Supv commented afterwards that he thought what she was doing was obvious to which I said to myself, if that's the case then why in the hell won't you do something about this 'ish?!?! Thankfully, my arse was saved at the meeting because one of the other Scientists I work with texted me that EVERYONE in my group was there BUT me (I was neck deep in 3 IHC experiments and barely paid attention to what was going on around me). And when I say I cursed that cow I work with all the way to the meeting under my breath please believe I did! Woooooooo-Saaaaaaaaaaa, just practice for Residency!
Moving on, my classes are going well and I've decided NOT to take on a second job which I think was the right thing to do. I've also been conditionally admitted to an MS program in Bioinformatics, the same one that admitted me last year, and I've opted for the part-time program in case I need to keep a regular 9-5 at the same time. Of course, that will mean leaving my current position because the hours are no longer flexible and given how "Bovine" my current gig is, that would be fine with me! I'm also still waiting to hear back about a formal NIH fellowship which would be ideal for too many reasons to name, not the least of which is tuition remission.
On a sadder note, I don't know how many of my readers are Jazz fans and/or have seen the movie Cadillac Records, but today a legend in music passed away from cancer, Ms. Etta James. People who've seen the movie may recall that Beyonce' played her in the movie and I think she did a pretty good job. What I was far less fond of was Beyonce' singing Etta James' signature song at President Obama's inauguration. At any rate, I hope you enjoy this tribute to Ms. James by Beyonce':