Coffee Detox

In follow-up to my previous post, the coffee machine at this new place is broken and there’s only mere rumours of it being replaced at present. As such, I’m undergoing an enforced coffee detox at the moment.

… It’s not fun. So excuse me if I’m a little grumpy.

coffee slothGif from OMG Sloths in Space.


Survived my first week

It’s Friday night after my first week at my new job. It’s been… well… I’m so used to things at the Uni and just, like, being IN CONTROL, that coming to a place where I don’t know where anything is and pretty much starting from scratch is a bit overwhelming!

But it’s all good. I know eventually I’ll settle into this new place and new role and actually I am quite enjoying learning a bunch of new techniques and getting to interact with a lot of new people (although I am missing the old faces quite a bit).

It’s been a CRAZY few weeks, what with submitting my PhD thesis, finishing up at the Uni, going away on holiday and starting this new job. Now I’m hoping things will calm down a bit and I can get cracking on this next phase of my life!

empositivityfocusImage courtesy Emm’s Positivity Blog.


First day jitters

I started my new job today!

It was a little daunting, but it went fine. Everything’s just so… different. Not bad or anything, just a lot of things to remember and learn and think about. Used to doing things a certain way and now it’s all up in the air! I guess you get pretty comfortable after almost 6 years in one place.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to this next “adventure” in my life and my career!scientist

A (not-so) slothy holiday

This week hasn’t been so much relaxing as I originally planned, but it’s been FUN! Themeparks and rollercoasters and shows etc. I was pretty skeptical about the rollercoasters but I had a huge grin plastered on my face like a five-year-old the entire time!

BUT. AS WE ALL KNOW. The BEST thing that happens when you go on a trip away, is seeing RANDOM SLOTHS! (Like this one on my last trip away.) Tonight we went to a diner for dinner, and THIS was on the wall. (Get it here.)

So good.