Haggard and I pre-volleyball game on Monday
Our GSA intramural volleyball team made it to finals the first year we had a team (woot!) and sadly lost in three games, by 3 points in the final game. Questionable calls were made, and we left with a rather bitter taste in our mouths. Something I don't mind: losing when I've played my hardest. Something I hate: injustice and unfairness. Even the other team's fans agreed that we had some pretty bad and inconsistent calls by the head referee, which sucks when it's the finals. We're 99% sure however that we had more fun than any of the other teams we played against, as we never got angry at each other and laughed the entire time. Just what intramurals are supposed to be: fun!
What do you all do when you receive a passive-aggressive (or aggressive, in a recent experience of mine) work-related email? I apologized for something that wasn't my fault, backpedaled on something that I shouldn't need to stand down about, and reread my response email four times before sending it. What's your usual response?
I'm annoyed with the Graduate School 'cuz they gave me money. Well, not because they gave me money, but because apparently you're supposed to scan in receipts (who the heck scans things anymore?!) to send to them saying that you used the money towards your trip. This wouldn't be annoying if I didn't already have to send in ALL receipts through my department to get reimbursed--and thus can't send them in, my department as them all. (I tried to send them a scan of my reimbursement form instead and apparently that's not good enough. Seriously?!) Dumb dumb dumb. This is why big corporations (or universities, or The Man) can't get things done efficiently.
Due to a paper we're trying to write on genetics and psychopathy, I have learned more about the serotonin transporter-linked promoter region (5-HTTLPR) these past three weeks than I ever wanted to know. Let me remind you that I work with EEGs and not genetics, thus the little I knew about genetics revolved around Mendel and his peas.
I'm pretty sure I convinced Nick that he wanted to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend, so hopefully I'll have some photos of the trip soon! Cross your fingers I can get him to go this weekend. What a perfect way to start off October!
What are you thinkin' this Thursday?