Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Oy. Sigh. I am but one little lass with one little vote, which I did wield, albeit to no avail; nor have I anything to say at the moment, for there's been quite a bit of worthwhile chattering by others recently. Do, however, remind me not to leave funding applications until the last minute: I'm not yet fully qualified as a professional mendicant, so writing this bloody stuff is going to take a while yet. Plus, I hate filling out applications in general. What I would like to say is:

"Hi! I'm cute (for a baby scientist, anyway) and bouncy and I love biology, especially the really cool biology our lab is doing. In fact, I love it so much I enlisted for a PhD, which will be totally awesome, I'm sure, but now I need money. Please fund me! Thanks!" ("Vote for Elle!")

Don't you think that would work?


The Tiger said...

Do scientists fall for the "Hi, I'm cute and bouncy!" line?

Viatrix said...

Only one way to find out, right?

Upon further reflection, probably not, no. I suspect they'd more likely to prefer some sort of discussion of a lass's research, or perhaps her interest in their research.