I'm just feeling good about myself for the first time in a while. I mean I'm getting published, I have a job interview tomorrow, I even had the timing work out so I have data for a conference coming up (no lie, I thought I was literally going to have an empty poster at this thing.)

Word to the wise though: if you ever get a nurse who tells you "oh I'm used to placing IVs, not really drawing blood", RUN AWAY. I was like, lady, the blood is supposed to go in the tube, not gushing all over me, the chair and my coat. I feel like one of those old mad scientists who would experiment on themselves, since I was getting blood drawn to use myself as a control sample. That's just how I roll, apparently.