06/29/2016Oh boy! No updates in almost a year...
I am really excited for a few evens that are going to happen soon:) I bet you all saw the new club on the horse clubs page. You should all send a friend request so you'll know the minute anything happens;) I won't tell anything just yet, but trust me, it's going to be awesome!
Let me update you on my thesis. After a year or retesting the data my mentor finally gave me a heads up and I submitted the final file to him for review. After that it needs to go to my other mentor and then the committee members:) Then I only have to defend it. Hopefully it is all done soon.
I promised myself that once my thesis is done I can treat myself with a kindle:) I have been wanting to get one for a few years now! (so if anyone wants to send amazon gift cards, go ahead lol). I am so excited about it, you guys have no idea. I really miss reading (before I'd read at least a book a week, now I'm lucky if I read a few books in a year :( ).
10/26/2015Second update in the same month! I must be on a roll :)
For those of you following the progress of my master thesis (or rather the lack of progress), I am slowly starting to move again. I still haven't touched the results or discussion, but at least I'm working on introduction and methods:) I guess progress is still progress, no matter how small. I am happy to report I now have 30 pages of text (or 8,750 words as Word is telling me).
Other news: I am getting another tank on Thursday. Really excited about it too, since that means I'll be starting my triops again:) YAY CRABS! I'm already planning what plants I'll add to it (and possibly a few snails).
I also have a feeling I am being stalked by irish setters. I am seing cute pups everywhere. Which doesn't help my obsession (or my wish to own one).
Ohhh almost forgot. I am starting swimming again next week:) Gonna buy a season pass which means I'll be spending every day in the pool (hopefully for more than an hour daily). Freestyle, here I come! I also must not forget to buy myself a new cap.
10/7/2015Growing up is not pretty guys. I remember when in highschool I used to dream how things will be great when I grow up. Well now I have grown up (at least in years, since my height stopped increasing in early years of highschool) and I wish I was a kid again. Things certainly are much simpler when you are a kid. All you need to worry about are your grades or if a cranberry chocolate still counts as part of your fruit intake for the day (it should!). I miss that.
I now have to face with the harsh reality of finding a job (a difficult thing in this economy) and still being stubborn (or picky) enough, to want to work in the field of study of my choosing. I guess I am due for a rude awakening soon.
I still need to finish my master thesis (which I hope to do by the end of this year) but after that its goodbye carefree student days and hello bills.
BUT if any of you guys know of a conservation genetics laboratory searching for lab workers or with open phD positions, let me know:)
9/13/2015Long time no see, eh?
Figured it's about time for an update... So a lot has happened since last update (more than a year ago! *bad Fael*). I spent four months in Portugal, learning and getting experience in a big genetic laboratory. It was one of the best experiences of my life! Not only did I get to learn new cool stuff, I also got to enjoy living alone! (and let me tell you, it was awesome!)
When in Portugal, I also got the chance to swim again. Its been almost 10 years since I swam last (used to train, in fact I swam for more than 10 years, then I quit-something that I still regret today). Anyhow, while I was in Portugal, I managed to swim each day for an hour or two. It reminded me how much I missed it, so now that I am home, I am trying to find a cheap pool where I could continue swimming:) Lets hope I get lucky!
For those interested in the progress of my masters thesis, I am still stuck. My mentor wanted me to repeat the ...ysis that I did (not a small number too) and when I looked a bit depressed about it, he tried to cheer me up by saying that for sure, I'll have to repeat my ...ysis at least 3 more time. Gee thanks for the pep talk!
These cute little critters can survive everything (from heat to cold! They even survived a trip to space!!!).
Laboratory experiments showed they can survive without food for 10 years (take that spiders!). You can usually find them in moss water (if you look it under a microscope). Wanna see how they move? Look here! AREN'T THEY CUTE!!!
2/9/2014Look what I found in my layouts folder xD I hoard so many beautiful manipulations and yet I use so little of them (mostly because I am too lazy and changing the layout takes so much time). I'm going to try to change that:)
Should be studying Marine Ecology or Enviromental class for exam on Wednesday and yet I keep procrastinating. Oh well at least I still have some time till exams.