27 and a PhD

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Because I enjoy Geeka’s blog

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Hello there, awesome reader. My name is Dr. 27. I'm older than that now, but I'm staying faithful to the origins of the blog.

This blog started 2 months before completing my PhD in a pretty southern university back in 2009. It was a way to practice my writing and take a break from all things thesis. My PhD is in a branch of structural biology where I studied some rather impressive stuff.

After completing the degree, I packed my life of 6 years in 3 days and moved to Canada to do a postdoc in a completely different field. Two years later, and after attending a lot of seminars, workshops and doing some much-needed soul-searching, I ended up getting out and looking for an alternative path to academia and industry.

The blog chronicles my mishaps, ideas, musings and tips on entering, staying and finishing grad school. It also talks about some (or a lot) of personal stuff. For a while, the blog became a place to talk about the frustrations of not knowing what to do after PhD. I wanted to explore alternatives to the traditional paths of research (academia, industry and goverment) whilst going back to my field of training (if at all possible). Eventually a job materialized. Follow my quest as I navigate the waters of being a staff scientist at a core facility.


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I have another blogger I love reading (stalk). I read her blog in a few hours and I could not stop. So, I copied something from her blog here. For you to enjoy. Because I love memes:


1. What is your favorite word? bitch

2. What is your least favorite word? republican/conservative/tea party

3. What turns you on? great hands, butt and hair … a sexy voice, an intelligent conversation and eyes that pierce the soul

4. What turns you off? bad smells, odours, bad grammar, cheating

5. What is your favorite curse word? fucker, fucktard, motherfucker …. ohhh too many to count

6. What sound or noise do you love? my nephew’s laughter, my honey’s voice in the morning

7. What sound or noise do you hate? loud noises … especially if I have a headache or I’m in a bad mood, farts, anything from foxnews

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? engineer or surgeon

9. What profession would you not like to try? pathologist, brain doctor or mortician

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You did good my daughter, you did good


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