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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2008 10:48      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This past spring I got offered, more or less out of the blue, a post-doctoral position contingent on winning a fellowship.

Today I won the fellowship. 2 years, salary guaranteed. Technically I'll be a federal employee working for NIST, but the lab's on my university's campus. So, yeah, I have a job. And benefits too.

Now I just need to graduate.

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Icon 14 posted October 15, 2008 10:52      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yay!!!!!
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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2008 10:53      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Very cool stuff...now get on that graduation stuff!

And that's very interesting, regarding the employer -- so sayeth someone who has 303-499-7111 in his mobile's address book. [Razz]
(Go ahead, call it! =P)

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That's great! Congratulations!

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Hurrah for teh lab rat!

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Icon 14 posted October 15, 2008 12:29      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As long as our resident lab rat continues to grace us with her presence, I'm happy. [Wink]

Seriously: congratulations! And best of luck at your new position! [Applause]

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Fantastic Xan! Well done indeed, you brilliant girl!

This calls for a celebratory cake!

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Did someone say cake? [Big Grin]

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[thumbsup]

How excited you must be! Congrats!!!

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2008 15:33      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cake?

/me drools

Actually, I have to bake a bunch of cookies tonight for tomorrow's cookie hour. My week to host. Fortunately, there are ~16 people involved in cookie hour so hosting turns don't come up often. This could very possibly be the last one I ever give!

Thanks for the good wishes guys...I need them. [Razz]

ETA: Dr. Who, is that red velvet?
/me drools some more

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Colonel Panic
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Super Duper, Doctor Scientist!

CP

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Free! Free at last!

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Excellent! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Pretty soon, you'll be able to stop talking about what you want to do when you grow up. [Razz]

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Congratulations. [thumbsup]

Please don't destroy the world before the LHC has a chance [Smile]

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2008 22:05      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Excellent! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Pretty soon, you'll be able to stop talking about what you want to do when you grow up. [Razz]

Grow up?
Huh?

Steen, don't worry. The worst that can happen is I'll burn myself with an IR laser. And, since I know how to be safe around beams of light I can't see, that's not very likely to happen.

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That's no fun. I'm sure we could round up some sharks for you to mount the lasers on...

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2008 23:15      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sharks are endangered. Ill-tempered sea bass is where its at.

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Icon 1 posted October 16, 2008 02:19      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations! Welcome to the world of work. It's more stress than a PhD, but the money is better. (At least in my case)

\skulks off back to neutron bothering.

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Fanfrigging-TASTIC! Congrats!
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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Cake?

/me drools
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ETA: Dr. Who, is that red velvet?
/me drools some more

I dunno. It looks like chocolate to me. Can't wait till we can call you Dr. Labrat. [Big Grin]

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I like the ring of Dr. X
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[Applause] [Applause]

Well Done Doctor (if I may be so presumptious?) Xanth. Seems like the hard work is paying off. [Smile]

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 16, 2008 15:09      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not a Dr. yet guys. I'll let you know when that happens.

Dr. X does have nice ring to it, Shroom. Hmmm....

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