Saturday, April 18, 2009

You stay classy, San Diego

I am coming off the longest drought in yajeev postage since the inception of this blog, and for that, I sincerely apologize. My (blog) readers are on the losing end of long workdays, long commutes, and long hours writing grant applications. I am woefully behind on blog posts and even woefullier behind on returning phone calls. I can only hope that my application readers are as kind to me as my blog readers.

Thus far, I've applied for six grants. Unfortunately, one agency has already informed me that my application was "excellent" but unfundable (the non-"outstanding" need not apply). Another told me that I was on the cusp of fundability... and asked me to politely wait two more months while they deliberated.

Today, we're ending a one-week vacation in Ron Burgundy's home town, San Diego, California. I had hoped to have enough free time to repopulate my languishing blogsite with several delightful little posts. Unfortunately, this dream did not materialize, as I received an email from one potential research funder (the one which placed me on the cusp) informing me of a last-minute telephone interview to take place this upcoming Tuesday morning. Thus, I've spent my non fun-in-sun (or, more accurately, non marching-in-sun-through-zoos-and-state-parks-and-along-beaches-or-from-airports-to-hotels-instead-of-waiting-for-complimentary-shuttles) time boning up on the details of an application I wrote several months ago.

Don't give up on me, dear readers. I keep a running list of blog post titles, waiting for the time to flesh them out... Please stay tuned.

11 comments:

Russ Parker said...

It's your season, buster.

Andy said...

I am glad you had a vacation. Did Watson go? Hopefully he didn't get puppy-punted.

Mark said...

Congratulations!!!! That's really impressive...I would be happy to vouch for you to any of those folks you're applying to.

milakak said...

Welcome back, Yajeev!! You have been missed. Now I have a reason to surf again. (I need someone teach me this twittering stuff.) I applaud the walking on the vacation, but at least wait for the shuttles. Remember - Free is good!

lisa said...

Shuttles are for weaklings. No DaVia should ever wait for a shuttle. I learned to walk from you, mom.

Twittering is overrated.

Dear, I think you enjoyed the marching if I recall correctly.

Lisa said...

Oh, and Andy, Watson stayed with a friend, who I emailed almost daily to ensure his safety and psychological well-being. No puppy punting for him. Now he is quite clingy.

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