I received a rather rude comment from an anonymous person who declared I make bipolar people look bad. It was a little ridiculous.
Aaaaaaand moving on.
There is a good chance my research project will be published, and it's 99% set in stone I will be presenting my results this spring at a conference in Florida. Nervous? You bet! I'm also VERY excited. I have a good shot at a scholarship to cover the costs of going to Florida to present. And there is an opportunity to apply for a grant to fund my research this year. That would be so very super kick-ass.
I'm getting ridiculously addicted to molecular neurobiology. It's pretty bad. Genetics are freaking rad. I never understood how cool E.coli and drosophila could be. Until now. EcoR1 is groovy as well. I thinking about a getting a license plate, "GAATTC"... hehe :)
I taught myself the details of the Krebs cycles, electron transports chain, and the pretty rad mechanisms of ATP synthase (I like those beta units!). I made a three sheet poster that is on my wall by my desk. That was a pretty fun night. *Almost* as fun as the time I figured out the molecular junk of neurotransmitters turning genes on and off!
I have a crap-load of reading to do. So I kinda need to stop typing. Plus it has been a hard week so I need to keep focused. I earned the second highest score on my exam in the graduate neuro class. I was pretty stoked. The under "grad" dog kicked some ass! I needed that extra motivation because like I said, things have been pretty balls ass shitty. And more than a little depressed. And nutty. I am SO lucky to have my passion and love for my chosen field of study; it is something that can make me happy at just about any point in time, regardless of how shitty I'm doing.
I have bipolar disorder which is a total blast. No, I do not write in this blog for pity or to wallow in my troubles. I blog for two reasons: 1.) It is incredibly therapeutic for me since I don't talk to anyone face to face about these things, and 2.) my words sometimes help others who are rocking out with similar issues. Which is rad. I'm all about some teamwork here.
I'm not out on a mission to offend your delicate sensibilities. So if you don't like something I write, I suggest you pull the panties out of your bum and exit the blog. Nasty comments aren't cool, and they make me cry.