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Wherein the *KABOOM* that could have happened, didn’t

I told my advisor today* that I want to change the focus of my PhD work.

His response (a synopsis, and not verbatim): “That’s cool. I’m not surprised; I kinda dumped the crappy part of the project on you. Bring me some new research questions next week. You really should be doing better science than that anyways. Nice talking to you.”

I *puffy heart with sparkles* LOVE my advisor.


*yes, today.  In between a 30-second lunch and running to the photocopier to get copies of the exam, about 10 minutes BEFORE the exam.  All hail the queen of multitasking and concise** meetings!

** I learned how NOT to run meetings by working for the Feds for 5 years.  OMG PAINFUL.

4 responses to “Wherein the *KABOOM* that could have happened, didn’t

  1. Ted C. MacRae April 22, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    You know, I kinda miss those “disenchanted public servant” rants.

  2. TGIQ April 23, 2010 at 6:02 AM

    Sorry to disappoint, Ted, but I sure as heck don’t!!! 😛

  3. Katie April 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Out of curiosity, is MacRae your advisor? Thanks for sharing your grad experience, TGIQ! Whoever your advisor is, they seem way better than those who cancel, at the last minute, a 2 month standing appointment to review your NSF grant application… to go exercise in the pool.

    • TGIQ April 23, 2010 at 5:44 PM

      Nope, not MacRae 🙂

      OMG I would seriously be unimpressed with a move like that :-/ No, I have definitely lucked out in the advisor department…some might say I took a risk going with a “younger” advisor, but I’m quite certain already it was the right move. He’s proved himself to me in a very short period of time. This just clinches it for me.

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