Super Duper late CI
Things to do
got to stop this procras binge NOW...here are tasks leftover from the last several days:
Plus I have a conference call this afternoon, a report to file, and an ugly backlog of personal mail and bills. I promised J a date tonight, and am expecting 8 hours worth of scripts to come in today that will require working most of the weekend. Color me discouraged! Going to chat for some help.
CALL R Hor Sun
CHECK cFA SITE quick look
note to r Lat ?? ask advice
call at 945 DONE
step 4 diary
staffing calls no but sent a bunch of resuems
Good morning, all!
I had a pretty awful procrastination binge last night...it's a reminder that I need to keep working the program, go to mtg this weekend. And today is a new day.
Scheduled: Seminar 10:45-12:15, coffee w/ visiting scientists 3-4, Harambee 5:30-9ish
MITs: *Finish significance analysis, look for other possible comparison datasets (have made good progress on this), email MC*Finish summarizing datasets (working on this now, have made good progress)*Finish writing up chemical treatment and irradiation expts*Finish as much of animal training as I can (finish reading "little helpful hints", return protocol, get health info (will do when I get home, or first thing tomorrow))
Other tasks: *Organize computer files in lab*Read about Dazl expression patterns*Organize DG lab stuff*Ask MC about Wnts (she's not around today, so I'll need to talk to her about this whenever she gets back)
Breaks: goodbye party for P at 9ish
I'm going to start w/ chem. treatment and irradion expts, then I'll finish summarizing datasets, then it'll probably be about time to head to seminar.
As usually happens, I'm going slower than I'd hoped, but at least I'm making progress (and doing much less web-browsing than in previous days, which is good). I'm going to take 20 minutes and finish up a table for the dataset summary, then I'll spend an hour and try to finish up the significance analysis (or at least make good progress on this)
Update 5--finished table for dataset summary, much slower than I'd hoped, but at least it's done. I don't think I really have time to make progress on sig. analysis, so instead I'm going to read a paper. Once I've done that, I'll be done w/ the dataset summary.
For those of you who are wondering what the heck is an MIT, here's the link to the Zen Habits post about them:
Yesterday I posted that I had completed my top two MITs and didn't feel like working anymore, but I was going to do some paperwork anyway . . . well, we got some bad news about layoffs at my company right about that time, and felt so discouraged that I really didn't get anything else done. And of course there was a lot of time spent gossiping around the water cooler too. And then, Michael Jackson died. So my late afternoon was non-productive, but today is a new day.
I have another important meeting today about Project L and I am looking forward to it. I'm going now for coffee and then back here to make todo list for the day.
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend . . .
"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard
Sorry to hear about those layoffs - understandly distracting! praying your job and financial security are safe and sound.
And: I really like the zenhabits link. Actually I've been doing some "positive procastinating" there today...you know, the kind where we procrastinate actual responsiblities by studying how to overcome procrastination...
my job is ok for now :)
I'm sorry to hear about the layoffs -- that's so hard on morale for everyone!
Understandable that there would be a drop in productivity after that. So. . . aren't you glad you got those MITs done first?
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