grant cycle

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Philo recomends

The following clearly illustrates…

Clearly?
Obviously?
Evidently (no)
Unmistakably (oooh, maybe)
Undoubtedy
Undoutbtedly
Undoubtedly (there)

The following undoubtedly illustrates

Illustrates? (No, implies drawing)
Shows? (eh….)
DEMOMSTATES. (bingo)

The following undoubtedly demonstrates a key finding

Key? (No, no)

Important?
Crucial?
Monumental?
Really important.
Super important.
MONUMENTALLY IMPORTANT AND NOBELESQUE!

Too much. Reign it in.

The following undoubtedly demonstrates

what.

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Home today.
Flex time schedule.

Watching the little one.
Out like a light. Bottles at the ready.
Home office.
Big desk.

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Quebecian Recess

Stressed. I can still remember the exact length and contents of to do list.  It is superimposed on my field of vision. #4 Write Dean back. #9 Remind grad student about paper. Why am I not doing these things? Am I in a car? A plane? I could probably get my lap top out, bang through a few things. At least it would make me feel better.

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protocols

(embellished via Candid Engineer)

Clean walls, floors too. The benefit of the first Monday of the month was that the cleaning crews had come in and done as much as they can. The hallways were quite nice for the time being. Daniel appreciated that. The labs? That was another thing.

Mondays in general worked well. They are the high point in the weekly motivational time series. Personnel were likely to be present, engaged in whatever activities they were engaged in. Not everyone is a morning person, so lunch time works best. Right after lunch time. That’s when Daniel roams the halls giving informal surprise laboratory inspections.

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the visible and the dead

snickers and nerdish giggles
when I give bookstore clerks
my credit card

Did you know?
Did you know?

Yes I know.

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revenge of the zombie professors

The first hour or so is routine enough to sleep walk through. Wake up stressed. Try to relax in shower. Grab the uniform. A pair of jeans, single colored polo shirt (blue today). Eat a small breakfast (eggs(scrambled) and coffee (cream & sugar)). Resist the urge to check email while eating. Give in to the urge. Continue reading

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