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countessgradula · 5 days ago
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hey, this might be the wine talking, but just in case this saves anyone else:
90% of cohort crushes, you’re not actually into them. you’re into part of their shtick. be that their research interests, or their ethos, or their favorite critic, or whatever it is about their shit that’s novel to you.
I promise, once the hormones wear off, you’re gonna look at them in the light of day and realize they’re so up their own ass that you were doing most of the heavy lifting by liking what they liked and asking them questions about their latest paper or whatever.
each and every person I’ve even half flirted with in grad school, once I got a good sober look at them minus whatever hormone compelled me to flirt with them to begin with, the charm is literally just - gone. I was using my research skills to get into their research and what was what was attractive.
chin up, you’re gonna be fine, you’re welcome.
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nbmonsterkisser · 6 days ago
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there’s a not-small part of me that wants to write academically about second person/reader insert fanfiction and things like “Dating [X] headcanons” as some sort of extension of the romance genre in the social media age
but a. my brain is scrambled eggs on a sidewalk at this time of year, and b. I have no idea how I’d mention it to my advisors who all know me as a scholar of a v opposite genre
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legogradstudent · 6 days ago
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Receiving his vaccination, the grad student shudders at the thought of having flimsier excuses to avoid social interaction.
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phdstudygirl · 8 days ago
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Ugh, I always feel a little nauseous when I send drafts to my advisors...
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lovelikedew · 12 days ago
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My mathematics professor hates the number 24. He can’t stand that it factors into 2, 2, 2, and then 3. 3 -- the horror! What a scandal! He finds this 3 to be outrageous for such a small number that is 24. He much prefers the prime number 23. I love that his rant just explodes and he has no control over this rage. My king. 
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zo2paintedlady · 20 days ago
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I AM SO CLOSE TO BEING DONE WITH THE SEMESTER AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ONLY ONE MORE MAJOR ASSIGNMENT TO DO AND THEN I’M OFF FOR 10 DAYS! AND THEN IT’S MY LAST SEMESTER AND THEN I GRADUATE! I’M TIRED AND NEED SLEEP~
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winged-fool · 22 days ago
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Tfw your homework doesn’t match up with any of the lectures or practice problems that had been assigned so I literally have no idea how to answer these questions 😌😌🙄🙄🙄
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countessgradula · 24 days ago
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redoing my tinder with more recent pics of myself from the pandemic and caught myself thinking “well if this doesn’t scare ‘em off, it’s a start”
and does anyone else find themselves thinking of setting up their profiles in the same way? that it’s more a series of filters than thirst traps? that you’re trying to weed people out rather than invite them in?
like, idk what that stems from or what therapy I’ll eventually need to undo that, but I always feel like I’m setting up a series of doors ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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legogradstudent · 24 days ago
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Scrolling through colleagues' social media posts regarding their new working papers and publications, the grad student wants to unfollow himself.
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countessgradula · 28 days ago
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that feeling where you see someone else trying to be ~Academic On Here and you find yourself thinking “oh my god where tf is your joy, bitch?? where did it go???” and go to look through their blog trying to make heads or tails of their bibliography
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alkynes-of-fun · a month ago
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Day 5/5 of productivity:
Attended my laser safety meeting
Found some decent papers for our meeting tonight
Met with my advisor to talk about an upcoming project
Weekly SMP fiber meeting
Booty/back workout
Im really getting over having 20 meetings a week and like 3 on Friday’s. I just want to go get a box of wine for the weekend and chill...
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alkynes-of-fun · a month ago
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Day 4/5 of productivity:
Ran more SM tests on the DMA
Met with my advisor to talk about the results
Arm workout
Baked brownies
I’m kinda eh today. Thankfully I had more LN2 and could run more tests, I think I might have everything we need but I may need to run more tests tomorrow. It’s a little confusing with the programming and even my prof is having a time understanding it.
I am stoked to workout again. It wasn’t anything big but 2 bicep workouts+1 tricep workout+2 shoulder workouts. I tried to do a ton of reps but the weight was kinda low. Idk if I mentioned this yesterday but I actually did get around to a leg/booty/workout and the soreness was fun to deal with.
And the old period started so I’ve been exhausted, my chin is breaking out, I’m in a mood and in pain-hence brownies with salty toffee swirl. It’s productive because it was homemade so idk productive towards my financial goals.
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nbmonsterkisser · a month ago
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me, a phd student who thought they could use superhero media that had nothing to do with their research to unwind for a bit, confronted with this fact:
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adhdinbiomed · a month ago
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I've been working on this stupid work thing for like 6 hours, got a design I was happy with and decently matched the papers I was using as a reference, but then the ordering system was like "NOPE! Can't do it! Too many Gs and Cs! Not gonna happen!" So now it's almost 3, I have a big roadblock to troubleshoot with my boss when she's free, AND I'm pretty sure I triggered a migraine
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alkynes-of-fun · a month ago
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Day 2/5 of productivity (I kinda forgot I was doing this lol)
I worked on my paper and fixed my advisor’s criticisms! :)
I grabbed my data from the DMA from yesterday and made my beautiful graphs in Igor
Attended my food and mood group therapy session
I can’t believe I actually made myself work on my paper. I dragged my feet through it and I def have plenty to write about but I think I cleaned up my intro/background/experimental sections. I meant to try my other experiment with the air momentum, but my samples were locked in a lab that I didn’t have access to :/ I hope it’s open tomorrow so I can try before my meeting with my PI.
And my food and mood went well :) if I talk about it, tagged as #foodnmood if you’re interested
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