Well it has been quite some time since my last blog post, mostly because only a few short days after my post about the cardinal Open my house was broken into and my laptop was stolen! Only a few other things were taken (by some punk kids in a nearby neighborhood) and I got the majority of them back (see guitar, tv) but my laptop was not recovered. Luckily I have renters insurance and was able to get them to pay for a big chunk of my new laptop, a Dell XPS 12 convertible ultrabook 🙂 After the landlord replaced the back door and installed a security system in the house everything is back to normal, and put even more of a drive for me to move out in May.
In other news, just after this happened I went to the annual Biophysical Society meeting which took place this year in Philadelphia. This was a great time, and hanging out with two friends of mine from undergraduate made it even better! When I went to this conference in 2009 it was a huge part of what led me to believe that I could go to graduate school someday. Being back was fantastic, gathering in the same place as literally thousands of other scientists and seeing what everyone is passionate about is an experience whose importance cannot be overstated. And as I mentioned before I even got to be a guest blogger for them! (I’ll post those blogs here shortly). All in all it was a great trip and pumped me up for this semester, for research, and for trying to submit a poster to next years meeting, taking place in San Francisco 🙂