OMG, I am so overextended this summer, but if I can pull it off, it will be AWESOME.
What happened, in case you’re wondering, is that I submitted a bunch of short-term grants and got three of them. On top of that, there’s regular submitted papers coming back from journals and so on.
So I have 4 big projects that need major work for the summer. Mentally I’m only capable of keeping track of two or three, so this is going to need extra organization.
1. The R&R paper that is getting split into 2 papers (a small one for the journal I sent it to, and a regular-sized one for the journal I’m sending the main paper to).
2. Restricted data project for which only I am allowed to touch the data. I was supposed to have access to these data last summer but SNAFU FUBAR @##@. But I have it now, and am going to need to get a no-cost extension to keep it.
3. Pilot study needs to get done for grant proposal for big grant. Coauthor moved slowly so we’re behind schedule. Lab manager graduated. New lab members. Do not want to talk about the weeks of administrative SNAFUs.
4. Stupid NSF thing I got added to for the $.
[update]: #5. Mildly crappy paper that I sent into a conference got accepted unexpectedly. I guess I passed the threshold from being accepted too infrequently to being accepted too frequently, at least in some venues. No more crappy submissions to this conference in the future! It’s going to be hard getting an hour and 15 min talk out of the material.
I have a small army of RAs of varying quality to manage, including one guy who just got a low C on the final for his methods class. Damn it. He did well on the midterm, but ugh. Fortunately he won’t be working the entire summer.
So, that’s my story. I’m doing Dame Eleanor‘s thingy for #1, and I’ve got RAs to keep me going for 3 and 4 and a coauthor whose sabbatical is ending for #2. Who needs sleep or weekends?