Friday, January 9, 2009

another proposal

I had a great meeting for the postdoc in my hometown! I got TONS of questions at my talk (about 4 good ones, I think), and really enjoyed the people there. Did I mention my hometown is likely one of a few places where it is most likely for TE to find a good job . . . and that if TE does not find a job right away, my hometown would be the best place for him to be anyway . . . and that my mom wants to move somewhere smaller and for us to live in her house? Now I have to write a research proposal (boo!) but it thankfully does have a word limit, and they have been very helpful in discussing ideas with me. Also, hopefully this will mean that my previous half-hearted research proposal writing experience was not a waste (in that I can reuse parts of it or at least not feel like I'm writing my first reserach proposal ever).
Also, I have to write my thesis abstract, or a first version of it, b/c it is part of the application. They already want an essay about my research, so why the abstract? Just to rub it in that I haven't started yet?
In other news, I was very sick again yesterday, not quite as sick as before Christmas, but at least I am mostly better now. TE was sick with me this time, so it is not just morning sickness. I think it may have been shigella, but that is a random guess based on essentially no evidence or medical knowledge. Also, don't call me (you can call TE instead). My battery is no good. I have no excuse not to be writing a proposal or at least getting some work done now . . .

2 comments:

capella said...

Well, we can be in proposal-writing hell together, except I also have several talks to write, all of which are Very Very Important and, naturally, totally unrelated to each other.

Let me know if you want me to take a look at your proposal... obviously I don't know as much as the boss, but I'm happy to provide another set of eyes.

Tinkering Theorist said...

I don't know why I didn't see that comment earlier, but that would be great. I would be happy to look at your proposal(s), too, if you like. I think a perspective from someone who is not in the exact tiny section of the same field can give a lot of insight about how it is structured. Of course, first I must have a proposal . . .