So my mother is mostly pretty awesome. She didn't understand why I felt the need to go so far away to get my doctorate, but she was very supportive while I was in the program (she sent me a quarterly ration of Taytos, which if you're Irish is a true sign of love).

However, when it comes to relationships, she is completely bewildered by the fact that at almost-30, I'm not married. I think she's always envisioned a large circle of grandkids, which I can understand but I'm not in any way, shape, or form ready to contribute too. I'm usually not too upset about it, but on Skype this morning I told her about getting dumped last Monday, and her response was "You never can hold on to them for long, can you?"

Never mind that this relationship lasted over a year and my previous serious relationships have been 2 and 3 years, respectively! WTF, mum?

Extra Bonus Fun:

Now I get to go to work and deal with the fact that the one of the grad students broke the confocal on the microscope last night.

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It would seem this week's existential crisis has been moved to Tuesday morning, instead of its regularly scheduled time on Thursday afternoon.