Nothing cures a blogging slump like a good meme….
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Wow 10 years ago I was living in Northern Illinois and working in drug discovery for Abbott Laboratories. I had just finished my first NMR structure of a protein that was pretty important at the time. Important enough that the group that beat us to the structure by a few months published their structure in Nature, and so I had to settle for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences* — but that’s cool.
I was also about the mid-span of my time with She Who Must Not Be Named, though at that point I think she was more like She Who Is Causing You To Second Guess This Whole Thing – but that would still take a couple of years to play itself out.
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
Prepare for upcoming prioritization meeting with direct reports
Write up latest results
Meet a friend I haven’t seen in a year for lunch
Prepare slides for upcoming presentation
3) Snacks I enjoy:
Cheese and crackers (I’ve been really digging the big block of manchego cheese from Costco – though I will consistently mispronounce it as ma-cheng-o for reasons that I can’t quite identify), nuts (almonds and crunchy peanuts), gin.
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
The self-indulgent things I would do would be to have a house on the shore, in the mountains and in a big city, and travel travel travel. Once I scratched that itch enough I’d donate a lot of my time (and that extra dough) to literacy programs, food programs for the poor and natural-space conservation efforts.
5) Places I have lived:
Camden NJ, Newark DE, Chapel Hill NC, Wilmington DE, Gurnee IL, San Diego CA.
6) Jobs I have had:
Janitor, paperboy, car buyer for leasing agency, college cafeteria worker, mass spec technician, organic chemist, biochemist-biophysicist, research program team leader
7) Bloggers I am tagging who I will enjoy getting to know better:
*which has the unfortunate (and snicker-inducing) acronym: PNAS