Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NSF grants over 6 (or 10 or more) months and on FSP

Either I write grant application that almost always lie in the middle of the stack (and hence the grey area). or  that funding agencies are slacking and does not know how to get their shit together.

Anyway I have an application that has been submitted 9 months ago and have been peer-reviewed. The peer review happened 6 months ago.

I emailed the PO some time ago but no response. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that this is a good sign and the PO is trying to find money for this application.

He better does; or there is nothing much I can do about it (sarcastic grin).

p.s. In other news the new baby is now 3 months old. And wakes up 4 times at night to get feeding. I have to do all the feeding since the mommy cannot do it. I also have to wake up at 6 in the morning so that I can go and teach. No one said it was going to be easy.

p.s.s. Yes I wish that FSP would come back. I used to read her early in the morning and that had a therapeutic effect on me. I am sure a lot of other people wish that as well.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On days that are only meetings

Since I am not a newbie any more I have to do service.
There are some days that I only do service meeting all day long. I have a love/hate relationship with these days. Want them to cease but I feel important as well..hehehe.

Gotta go and do another meeting that I am late for !