January has been a bit of a weird month.
I've spent a good portion of the New Year talking younger colleagues off the ledge because of the changes to the big grant thing in the sky (and/or Ottawa).
Which scares the bejeebuz out of me too, but I've been around long enough to know that this too shall pass.
Anyway, overall, I can't complain as our lab did pretty well in January.
We finally got that big behemoth of a paper that I've been moaning about in, two kids who used to be in the lab but who have since moved won some awards and, late on Thursday night, we got the news that we've received a small grant (that is not from Ottawa) that will make it possible to take a shot at doing something really interesting and potentially exciting.
And so yesterday I was pounding away at the keyboard working on the next big thing when I got an Email from Bigger E. It was her birthday and she sent me a present - imagine that.
And, just in case you were wondering... I myself am working on something musical that nobody, especially Mr. Beer 'N Hockey, knows about yet...OK?