The summer of the solo paper
I looked at my research problem two days in a row and at least one day last week. (Really.)
There's a lot of potential for good work there. The problem with going after the answers is that I'll have to spend less time doing other things that I also like to do: movies, daydreaming, reading, surfing the web.
I really want to go after my dream of doing science - it's exciting, I can feel it - but I also want to take life slow as I've recently learned to do. We'll see what happens.
The bribe for the solo paper
I'm going back to Yemen next year, insha' Allah. I'll go to Aden this time. Well, Aden for the first month. Then I'll either stay in Aden or return to Sana'a, which I think I know and love.
Maybe I'll write and submit material this year and go to a conference in Europe next year. I'm fairly itching to dance in a club in Europe.
T. became Dr. T.D. Neal last week. Wheee. I got to meet his family and learned to play Texas Hold 'em. First time around black people in a long time. Good times.
Soon, half of my friends will be "Doctors." Panic! I need to find some real friends ;)