Sunday, March 30, 2008

Doctoral Candidate

This past Friday I completed my Candidacy exam and I am now a doctoral candidate. I did a really good job on my presentation as well as fielding the questions that I received.

I was really nervous at the start of my presentation. My hands were shaking. I really don't know why I was that nervous. So I got through the presentation really well. So I was most worried about the type of questions that I was going to receive. I got asked questions that I had no problem answering. I even went to the white board and made a diagram of what I think is happening in my cell line.

It was a packed room. Not one seat available. Didn't think that many people were gonna come out. Even NM came out. I've had a crush on her since my second year here. I think I would have really got at her if she didn't have a boyfriend. But I knew I passed before they told me.

Now the grind can begin to get the hell outta here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Damn it seems like its been a minute since I last blogged.

Well a couple of updates.

1. I take my Phase II Preliminary Exam on March 28th. I need to stop bullshitting and start working on it. I think I will be ok though.

2. I'll be going to San Diego April 12-16. I'm lightweight excited about the trip. I already have my plane ticket booked, hotel room reserved and I have my check to cover the expenses upfront.

3. Basketball season is going well. We finished the season 7-1. It was a 3 way tie for the best record. We had the number one seed in playoffs (due to average margin of victory). We are now in the semifinals which will be played tomorrow. The championship game is Monday.

4. I've come to realize that I am doing bad on all of my New Year's resolutions. I need to do better.

5. I missed my homecoming this year. I felt some type of way about that.