Tagged with graduate school

Curveball

Curveball

What happens when life throws you a curveball… in a good way? When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you delish lemonade, you drink it! After consulting as many friends, family and colleagues as possible. About a year ago I was approached by a professor from the Acoustical Society in the … Continue reading

They’re reading my MIND!

They’re reading my MIND!

If you’ve read any of my PhD Woes posts you’ll know that some days are harder than others for me here in PhD-Land. Sometimes I know I have it good. Sometimes I HATE this purgatory of academia and I wonder if I will ever finish. And if I do, will I produce something that was … Continue reading

My first 20 Mile run

My first 20 Mile run

This past Saturday (well 2 weeks ago, I forgot to post this) I embarked on my first 20 mile run in preparation for my first marathon race at the end of may. I had to go this one alone since everyone else is smarter and realizes that this distance is ridiculous. Recap (the points I … Continue reading

What it’s like …

What it’s like …

I wanted to title this post: What it’s like to be 27 and not settling down. I didn’t want to though because this implies that I am perhaps not in a happy relationship or that I am not on a good life path or whatever. Most days I am 100% happy with the way things … Continue reading

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

I know it’s been a while and I have quite a few back posts to catch up on but I wanted to start with the most recent and work backwards … it’s easier this way 😀 I just returned back to the USA for a two month stint after spending the last 3 months in … Continue reading

French progression

French progression

I recently re-signed up for French classes at the Alliance Française in Marseille. I hadn’t been taking the courses for a while after I left for my two month summer back in the USA (to work, silly!). I didn’t want to invest as much money, nor time as I did in the beginning of my … Continue reading

deux ans, tranquille :)

deux ans, tranquille :)

October 31, 2015 That is how long I can, as of today, legally stay in France without making another visit to the prefecture ! YAY !  Sometime last week I realized that I should probably verify the date of expiration of my current rĂ©cĂ©pissĂ© de demande de carte de sĂ©jour. If you’ve done this before … Continue reading

PhD woes

PhD woes

About three years ago, before I started the PhD venture and I was still “just” doing my masters I thought to myself, regarding the PhD, what’s everyone complaining about? It’s not that bad, right? You get paid to do research, most of which is in front of a computer. You get paid to go to … Continue reading

My recent French frustrations: part 2

My recent French frustrations: part 2

I continue with my recent French Frustrations… Frustration number 2 (also refereed to as, the second reason I cried this week): Since I moved, it was time to go meet with my old landlords, pick up some mail and get my deposit back. I left work early and took the bus to their place (not … Continue reading