Thursday, January 10, 2013

An Excellent Start

Now that's the way to start the year!  Here are excerpts from an e-mail in my inbox this morning, regarding a grant I was awarded in 2011:

I am happy to be able to report to you that the grant you were awarded in 2011 will be sent out today. [...] We are sorry that this took so long, and appreciate your patience.  I am sure you are all aware of the economic situation in [funding country]; I imagine that many of you may had given up hope that you would ever see your grants, so I hope this news brings a bit of good cheer to your new year.

Ha! Because you know, just yesterday I had resolved to give up on this grant. The money was spent, so... whatever. And now? It's like money fallen from the sky!

Also: I recently found out that my book (its story to be found here) got a prize. So, that's also nice.

No... it's better than nice. Blogger doesn't support GIFs, so I invite you to click here to see a truly excellent happy dance.

Here are a couple of pictures from what I was doing in between panels at the AHA. As you can see, I need to go back with more time, and more lenses.

French Quarter, 7:15 a.m.
Portrait of frequent commenter "Susan"

New Orleans has the world's coolest cemeteries.

Happy 2013!


Dame Eleanor Hull said...

Congratulations! It's nice to get good news.

Susan said...

Like that picture of me. Maybe I'll put it up on my website!

Comrade Physioprof said...


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Not Nurse Ratched said...

I love cemeteries. We should go back sometime and say "we are on a camera walk through the cemeteries of the deep South." Doom!

Belle said...

Excellent news all around! Congratulations on all that good stuff. Begs the question of just what you follow it with, but let's hope it's a big lotto win!

Wait, Susan has a website????

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Thanks, everyone! NNR, I think you're right. Savannah would be good for that, too. And Belle: Good question! (Though I assumed that S. was referring to her work website)

Historiann said...

I too like that portrait of Susan. I'd know that swing of the bob anywhere!

Everyone is making me feel terrible now for skipping AHA. I heard there was a special session in honor of Linda Kerber's career! Too many fun things and cool people to have missed.

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Susan said...

Yes, Belle, I was talking about my boring work website. (Which now has a not bad picture of me, but this is much more interesting!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr N.! Especially on the prize but also on the grant, which bodes well for other who might be making such.