Unexpected holiday work

Unfortunately, even though I planned to have the whole couple of weeks off over Christmas and New Year’s, I had to go in for a big day at work today. My experiment was intended to run into January but it ended up being ready to go this week (and I couldn’t leave it). So procrastinating wasn’t an option… Boo.

9.5 hours later and I finished work, and now have another half day tomorrow. Lame. But next week I’m off for a whole week of relaxment. Yes.

procrastinateslothNorm The Sloth


Stress and Relief

It’s that time of year, when you know the holidays are only mere days away, and your body starts to prematurely enter vacation-mode. Tiredness, stress, and a feeling of CBF start to enter your psyche. This week (and it’s only halfway through) has been just that. Knowing that I have to still come in the week over Christmas/New Year’s sucks, and I’m just hanging out for a couple days off here and there.

I’ve been trying to get something done online (that’s quite important to me) for the last couple days (TBH, since March) and I was freaking out because the online link just wasn’t working. THANKFULLY this morning it’s all back up and running, and I was able to get it done and uploaded. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it will actually go through. If it does, Merry Christmas to me. I’ll keep you all posted 😉

SRS stressFrom Socially Responsible Sloth.

Back to Work

I’ve had the last 5 days (including the weekend of course) at home, but went back to work today. It was a pretty good day at work actually, I made a slideshow, finished the first draft of my next paper, and most importantly got some good news on something I’ve been working on for a very long time. One more hurdle and it will be a huge step in my career. Watch this space…
almost there sloth

On Being Sick, Salads, and Sloths

So I’ve come down with the cold doing the rounds in the lab. Ugh. Had to soldier on today as I had a big experiment to finish… if it yields results, it will have been worth it. So today was a long one, 9 til 6:30… but then I got home and the boy was making us a delicious chicken Caesar salad for dinner. All together now, awwww.

Tomorrow I’m going to work from home, and hopefully get myself better. Will need all my sloths around me to make me feel nice and relaxed and sleepy.


Meetings, work, etc etc…

Big experiments yielding negative results. Meetings that go nowhere and nothing gets decided. Meetings scheduled and cancelled last minute. Wondering why I didn’t stay home today. Would have been more productive.  Meh.slothinterview

Conference Sloth

I’m in Sydney for a 3 day conference at Manly. The hotel is right on the beach and it’s beautiful weather here; almost makes you want to skip a day full of seminars! Doza has been helping me with some trans-state work before bedtime.


A sloth as an adult

Do you ever have those days where you’re like “Shit, I’m such an adult now. When did that happen?” I caught myself thinking about how there aren’t enough hours in a day or days in a week to get stuff done at work, and how I probably shouldn’t have gone to Friday night drinks but kept working for another hour or so, and then taken more work home with me (which, actually, I did do), and I stopped myself RIGHT THERE and I said “No, I need to have a life.” When did I become such a, a… grown up? I still feel so young, but then I listen to Triple J and think what is this crap, I should listen to Double J, but then can’t be bothered getting my digital radio out and OH it’s just so hard. workingsloth