I have debated for several days about even posting material like this anymore. What will follow is neither hilarious or sappy, but rather just the transmission of information about the goings on in my life. Talking about my every day life has been put on the sidelines for a while on this site and I'm not entirely sure that I want to return to the detail oriented posts. However, since I already wrote this, I may as well post it. After consulting with my creative adviser over the coming weekend, there will hopefully be a series of alternating hilarity and sappiness based postings in the near future. For now, allow your eyes and minds to feast on the mundane.
The project that takes me out to KU about once a week for the last several months is coming to a close. The intense data production phase has already been completed and the final results are going to be coming in shortly. It will also signal the transition of the project to the next phase, which will require me to stare at a computer screen for hours at a time while mindlessly adding colorless liquids to a sample tube. The main negative aspect to going out to KU is just the one hour drive each way. I enjoy the work that takes place there (probably more than the work I do in my own lab) and it should help make myself more marketable in the transition from academia to industry that will be (hopefully) be occurring the not-so-distant future. Because of this the long trips have been worthwhile.