The Bug Geek

Insects. Doing Science. Other awesome, geeky stuff.


I’m applying for Teaching Assistant jobs right now (ok, not right now, but close enough). 

I’m starting to wish (not for the first time this year) that there was one universally-accepted form that could be submitted to the endless slew of people who need me to describe why I think I am teh awesome in 2000 words or less.  Plus publications.  And relevant work experience. And relevant coursework. 

I’m getting very good at application-filling-outing, but it’s time consuming.  Thank gawd for “cut and paste”. 

That said, it’s worth filling out just one more application (ha, I wish) in order to be granted the opportunity to shape and influence young, impressionable minds.  I wonder what class I’ll get…Evolution and Phylogeny? Wildlife Conservation? Population and Community Ecology? 

*rubs hands with great gloms of geekish glee* 


Random Digression: tonight I prepared roasted garlic-thyme butter as my contribution to a company potluck breakfast tomorrow (I was put on butter duty and subsequently informed by an ex-chef coworker that it would be totes lamesauce to simply show up with a block of plain butter, which was totes my original intention).  Having succumbed to peer pressure, I now have one beautiful roll of plain butter and one of fancy herbed butter ready to be sliced into artful discs for my coworkers’ consumption.  My assessment of this “herbed butter” thing: very tasty (and pretty!), but OMG labour-intensive.  And now I have a food processor to hand-wash.  I think I will pretend I don’t see it until tomorrow morning. 

3 responses to “Paperwork

  1. Ted C. MacRae November 13, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    You yunguns have it easy with computers and all – back in my day I had to chisel a new stone tablet for every job application I made.

  2. Who, me? November 13, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    And then walk them to the admin offices, uphill both ways, in three feet of snow, with no shoes, huh?

  3. Ted C. MacRae November 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Walk? Heck no, I rode my dinosaur 🙂

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