Well, well, well. First post of the new year, here we go:
So I never realized the importance of having good, solid computer desks for home until I began spending most of my time this term at my university’s ‘express computer stations’: mini desk-like things with no space to accommodate my books; my organized piles of paper chaos; and most importantly, no drawers in which to stash my chocolate-covered snacks.
Spending most of my time away from home also translates into blogging, like, never. I will admit recently to having days where, after three grueling hours of Biochemistry lecture and another three of evening Virology labs, all I feel like doing is pouring out my (non-Biochemical and non-Viral) soul in words and pixels. It’s almost a reaction, I think. But alas, 9 out of 10 of those days, blogging never gets done. The reason is simple enough, of course: I’ve just been busy.
For the past two months, I’ve been on a wild goose chase for scientists, researchers, grad students, local community members, and good science stories in general. It’s all part of my new gig at Rogers TV as a community producer for a new science TV show to be aired in March 2011. As a result, I’ve been spending more time on cow farms and in Space-related symphonies than I have been at school. And when I am at school, I spend 99% of my “spare” time between classes vegetating at school computers checking, filtering, deleting and firing away emails like it’s an extreme sport. (Finding the right people to contact is quite an undertaking and following through with them is serious work!)
But I’m not complaining. When I’m standing there, in front of that big, black camera, with that red-socked mic in my hand, and the camera lights are on us, and I’m fighting all factors of psychological intimidation to focus my eyes straight and fierce into that lens like its the camera’s own pupil; when I become conscious of the fact that I’m only two negligible inches away from a body that’s been 4.7 million miles around the Earth’s orbit it’s then that I know. I know that I’m right where I want to be.