Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's a small world after all

My life has been complete chaos and change. Part of this upheaval was due, in part, to moving to a new state for a new job after graduation. When I came down to NC, I did not know a soul, and I have to admit that is pretty frightening. However, I soon learned that southern hospitality is real, even in an area dominated mostly by northern/foreign transplants. After being here only one month, my social network is slowly growing thanks to my labmates, as they are extremely friendly and hospitable, as well as alcoholic beverages.

Just a couple of days ago, I got a nice surprise. A girl I went to highschool with, I will call her "S", and whom I hadn't talked to/seen in 7+ years dropped by for an unexpected visit. Turns out she is a graduate student working in a lab on the floor right above mine. She had apparently spotted me in passing and found me via the directory (the internet can be used for good). I love meeting new people and forging friendships, but there is something about being reunited with old friends that is different. I cannot describe it. Needless to say there was a lot of shrieking, hugs, and talking very fast. I am still trying to calculate the odds of two people from a graduating class of ~100, from a mid-sized Ohio town, relocating to NC at the same time, in the same city, at the same institution, and no less in the same building one floor apart. If you get a number let me know, I stopped doing higher level math a long time ago.

What's in a name?

Hello and welcome. Like many of my friends, I have finally decided to join the blogosphere. Partially, as a sort of free therapy, partially as a way to kill time between the not-so-exciting parts of my day, and partially as a way to virtually harass all those I used to harass personally, on a daily basis.

I thought as a first post, I should probably give all you soon-to-be loyal readers (snaps to Lil Kate in advance) some of my background history. I am a scientist. I have my doctorate degree in Pharmacology, and no, that is not code for a drug dealer. Although, I would make hella more money, and get to carry a firearm. I do scientific experiments. Unfortunately, not real *cool* experiments (e.g. monkey head transplants), but that leaves me something to strive towards.. I now live in North Carolina after spending most of my conscious years in Ohio.

So, you may ask (code for: I want to tell you), what is the deal with the title of your blog? Well, to let you in on a little secret, I like Sci Fi. Particularly, the "B-rated" films they release such as Mansquito, Chupacabra, etc. and especially any of these films they make sequels for like Anaconda. Anyway, in keeping with the sci-fi theme, but of *much* higher quality, is the BBC series called "Dr. Who" This has soon become my all time favorite show, and my inspiration. David Tennant, sexy scally. I am a doc trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I want to I like being enigmatic, so the title works. And to all you loyal Dr. Who fans who found this blog by accident, sorry! But you are in good company.

Until the next time, and I hope you come back for a next time...