Monthly Archives: March 2014

Check out The Role of Metabolism in Bacterial Persistence!

If you have been particularly insightful, you may have noticed my subtle hinting at the crazy-last-minute-scramble-to-get-things-done approach that I feel is my new reality. You may have notice particular grumbling about the implementation of this SOP while writing a review article in January.

Anyway, given that you had to endure the process, I figure it’s only fair that you also have to endure the finished product! How nice of me, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yesterday morning I woke up to an email announcing that our review is now out and that… “this article is an open access publication, which means that it is freely accessible to any reader anywhere in the world. We encourage you to share the article link with your co-authors and colleagues who may be interested in your work or in this type of research.” TADA!!ย 

Enjoyย The Role of Metabolism in Bacterial Persistenceย and you’re most welcome ๐Ÿ™‚


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Hair, nails and pots

The week has been relatively/unusually/suspiciously calm. 5 normalish work days topped of with a few episodes of The Bachelor (don’t ask/judge) and a few beers.

I finally used one of the not so subtle hints generous birthday gift certificates I got from Dr. Annebelle to a spa in my “neighborhood” on Saturday morning. I quite desperately needed the hair cut and deep conditioning treatment, have never had a facial before and I haven’t had my nails done since my trip to CT to see the good Dr, so WTH not ๐Ÿ™‚

The good news is that now my hair is much less likely to spontaneously combust while still on my head,





my hands and feet could pass for those of an adult,

and while the facial was nice, I don’t see myself becoming addicted to another salon service that isn’t weighted highly by NIH when setting postdoc salaries. The hysterical news is that for from 9-12 am yesterday morning I was absolutely 100% without a doubt (none…zero…zilch…) in the middle of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! The makeup and jewelry and accents and makeup and jewelry and clothes and makeup and jewelry and conversations where so much noise is made but nothing really ever is said and have I mentioned makeup and jewelery? In addition to (and maybe even more importantly than) transforming back into an adult state from grubby postdoc I’d become, I really felt like this experience was a true taste of Saturday morning in New Jersey for a female. Having been here for 7 months now, it’s high time that I get in at least some of these cultural experiences under my belt. Thank you Dr. Annebelle for making that happen (and resolving the fire hazard that had accumulated on my head ๐Ÿ™‚

So now this morning, like the genius that I am, off I went to the pottery studio with my pretty new haircut and shiny new nails. Brilliant. Fortunately only a minimal amount of damage was done and I got to pick up some of my finished creations.



While this New Year’s resolution is still a work in progress, progress being made. ๐Ÿ™‚

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