1. I forgot my meds THREE TIMES this week. HEY I WONDER WHY I FEEL OFF KILTER AND HEADACHEY.
2. I haven't slept right for weeks and weeks, and today I look approximately as tired as I feel.
3. Super annoying clerk interaction at the U Bookstore thanks to misleading email about customer rebates being available. (Spoiler: they are not, and yes the email said that if I had read the fine print, thanks, be sure to lecture me instead of sympathizing in any way.)
4. When people ask me about preparing for grad school, I tend strongly to be No Help Whatsoever. "How do I study for the GRE?" Uh, I have no clue, it was easy? I feel like such a jerk.
5. Have to go to lab every day this weekend, boo.
1. Moveon.org actually asked me whether they should support our state's current anti-GMO initiative! I mean, probably they will, most people have a knee-jerk reaction, but I got to tell them this:
As a molecular biologist, I believe that this initiative misses the point completely. Genetic engineering is not all the same, and labeling a crop which is more drought-tolerant or contains additional nutrients with the same information as a food that promotes the overuse of pesticides or poisons the environment itself is inappropriate and counterproductive. We need a more nuanced approach to make people aware of environmental issues, not an overreaction to the use of an advanced breeding method.
2. Sent necessary email for two-weeks-out Harvard visit! Go me! SO NERVOUS. But I got a quick, casual, positive response from the person I hadn't talked to before, so that is excellent.
3. Finally talked to colleague about his wedding and apologized for acting weird about it.
4. Finished my to-do list again! Working like a
5. Good things came in the mail: Heiresses of Russ 2013
that I won, and Live at KEXP v9
that I deserve for my contributions to public radio. (KEXP's inexplicable fondness for Macklemore is in evidence, but I have a FF button.)