Oct. 20th, 2010 12:52 pm
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Because I enjoy things other than chemistry, I took last night off from studying to see Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack in downtown Boston! Those groups really know how to put on a show! We were really close to the stage, so my eardrums suffered a bit, but it was worth it! Thievery Corp is fantastic and energetic on stage! The shows were so different that it was a little weird they performed together. It took half an hour to take down the Thievery Corp stage and set up Massive Attack. The Massive Attack used a lot of LED-style lighting with headlines and numbers; it was very political. I got really distracted watching the shiny lights. I guess that was part of the point though, right?

Anyway, group selection is happening in a week and a half. I'm 99% sure I'm going to get my first choice. I talked to Liz about it yesterday and our conversation went like this:
Me: I really want to join your group!
Liz: Oh, good.
Me: Do you want me to join your group? Is that okay?
Liz: (smiling) Oh yeah, it's fine.
YAY. I feel really optimistic about this. I like the projects in her lab, Liz is new (and really involved in her lab), and I feel comfortable asking her questions.

I just need to finish up this rotation, move on to my third (crystallography of metalloproteins! For a change..) and I'll be able to start doing real PhD research! That's scary to think about.

Date: 2010-10-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We need to have a dinner to celebrate your group acceptance and also J's new job. I will email! :D

Date: 2010-10-20 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dinner yes! I'm busy this Friday but free Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Date: 2010-10-20 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK, we'll see when J is free.

Do you have a favorite thing to eat?

Date: 2010-10-20 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Having a real project to work on is nice. Much easier to be motivated when you really own the work and doing more now potentially means that you get done sooner.

Date: 2010-10-20 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Liz wants to get us out the door in five years, so fingers crossed...

Date: 2010-10-20 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds like a good goal. I'm aiming in that direction myself.


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