Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Welcome to BallisticNoter!
The name's Noter. BallisticNoter. Does it make sense? Hell no. Neither does my job, some of the time. Aww, who'm I kidding? Most of the time. But I wake up and I dress up and I still do it because deep down, deeper than the Marianas Trench, I love the idea of what I do. And I love my field.
I am a adjunct at a SLAC located in the mountains. I'd done my grad research here and basically got 'upgraded' from grad student to post-doc to tentative adjunct - a job for which, yes, I thank my underwater sparkly fairy godmentor all the time. There better be one, since I seem to lack a RGMentor in real life. I will cop to occasional flights of fancy (Simpering Susie finally got her two brain cells to rub together!) but mostly I will be honest, fair, and try not to let the misery pull me into the Black Hole of No Return.
I am beyond honoured to be part of this community that I've admired for so long. Here's to this precious watercooler where great (or frazzled, baffled, twitterpated) minds think alike.