Sunday, March 01, 2009

And how could I forget!

Some of you may remember that I wrote a proposal for a postdoc fellowship from the National Science Foundation to go to New Zealand for two years to do research.

The funding rate is only like 20% so I jumped on the Seattle offer, figuring that was a pretty good alternative option.

I found out last week that my proposal got funded!

But alas, I can't accept it as I signed a contract in Seattle :-(

I was thisclose to being surrounded by boys with cute accents!

I found out the funding was coming from the stimulus package, so unfortunately it can't be deferred. But I hope you are all happy to know that not all that money is going to millionaire bankers :-)

Oh well, anyway Brett and Germaine are already married (but I have tix to see them in MSP anyway!)

6 comments:

Joe said...

so...what are you supposed to be doing that you're avoiding by posting to the blog 3 times today?

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Haahahaha!! LMAO @ Joe!

Sorry about the timing of your funding, sister! If it's any consolation, the boys in the Pacific Northwest also play guitar & have funny accents.

Plus: Coffee!!

Teh 'Bride and I loved the first season of Flight of the Conchords! It was HIGH-larious!

Brent Buckner said...

Testament to your skills and accomplishments that you wrote a proposal that garnered funding approval - great stuff!

The Seattle choice still sounds good.

KimsRunning said...

OH MY GOD....that video was hysterical....LMAOOOOOO

M said...

that still rocks! and hey - you can always go and visit!

Kyle said...

lauren and i going to see FOTC in chicago in april. i've finally got her hooked on watching it each week. it's super exciting.