Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cool kids

No John, I'm not still sick. Just too busy to update my blog!

The PhD student that I offered to help (for free, of course) is finally ready to kick things off, and he has signed me up as an honorary research fellow at the school. This means my school email has been re-activated (they cut us all off a month after we finished our dissertations) and I get to spend more time at the school. I've previously noticed that any time I spend at the school makes me feel really warm and fuzzy inside. It reminds me of the good old days when I was surrounded by people with the same passions and interests as me. When it was perfectly normal for dinner conversation to revolve around gastric worm infections and the best treatment for herpes. I miss it like crazy, but I don't really realise that I've been missing it until I'm reexposed to it all.

So when I logged in to my email account just now for the first time, I almost felt like crying with joy when the first two emails I read were headed:
"New Podcast: "This Wormy World": Global Atlas of Worm Infections"

"Delete if not interested in TB"

It's like I've been temporarily invited into an elite club that I've been dying to get into for a year.


  1. I can see you as a college professor. How hot would that be??

  2. All the cool kids are into worms nowadays.

  3. LOL! I can totally see that! I'm glad you are cool enough to be let back in! I am feeling a bit the same way, now that I am here in eastern Africa with a bunch of volunteer lawyers, rather than back in po-dunk WA researching State law. Yay for travel stories and refugees!