Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TWD: Raspberry Upside-Downer


I have run out of words. Seriously, this is rare for me - I tend to ramble on and on, but today? Nothing, nada, zilch, zippi-dee-doo-dah. You see, I have classes. And research. And a super cool fellowship. And then my advisor just dumped two grant / fellowship proposals on me, both due 2-3 days after my wedding. So the words? They're ending up on paper, but not the fun kind - words like elucidate and characterize and global warming and radiative effects and remote marine aerosol and blahblahblah.


I think I even put myself to sleep thinking about the words. And simultaneously a panic attack thinking about the proposals. Seriously, how do academics get anything done?? You must spend all your time writing grants to get money, writing papers so you can justify getting more money, going to conferences to talk about the papers so you can justify getting more money and no wonder so many professors don't have enough time to teach!


So words. Evidently I do have some, but they're of the waving hands wildly above my head in a panic kind. My apologies. Here, have some cake!

Last Week: Peanut Butter Criss-Crosses
Next Week: Coffee Break Muffins (ohmygodyoucan'tskipthesemuffins!!!)

14 comments:

chocolatechic said...

So glad you had time to bake this cake.

Good luck on your papers.

LDH said...

Well, I liked the words you have included here :) And, of course, the cake! Think I'll have a piece! Thanks for the prompt.

Sabrina said...

Raspberries! What a great idea!! It looks so good! YUM!

Clivia said...

Love your raspberry cake! Good luck with all the work.

Eliana said...

For being such a busy gal, you surely whipped up a gorgeous cake!

cindy said...

That's what you get for being smart. Not a problem with me! Fun, delicious dessert.

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I vote that you put 'blahblahblah' in your grant paper. You need the giggle as I'm sure the reader does as well ;)

Your cake looks great! I went the pecan route too!!

Bridget said...

I'm not exactly sure what my goal is with this comment, but I wanted to let you know that my wedding experience was similar - I had recently moved, I started a new job (my first time teaching, ever) a week beforehand, my disserstation defense was two weeks afterward, and...frankly, it all sort of made my wedding suck. I couldn't leave the stress behind for that one day. So...I guess my point is - don't be like me! (Although I know you won't. You're much more on top of things than me. :) )

Flourchild said...

Im glad you were able to bake with us..baking always relaxes me! Your cake looks great!

Tia said...

baking TOTALLY relaxes me, more than anything, more than even watching TV. So does eating cake :) I did a White Peach version.

Mary said...

Your post makes me miss grad school :). I am glad you made this.

katy said...

Your post definitely makes me NOT miss grad school. There's a reason I left medical research and went into clinical lab work instead! LOL I just got married four months ago, and thankfully all I had to worry about was taking time off work... no papers, no exams, no teaching, nothing. So I wish you the best of luck... I know how stressful your situation must be... so the best advice I can offer is turn it all in early and get the heck out of Dodge for some non-stressful wedding fun! Delicious-looking cake, by the way!

Judy said...

If you can, take a breath and a breather from all the stress. It won't be long before all this will be behind you and you can bake again. Raspberries sound like a nice variation for this cake.

Kayte said...

Yum, just the thing to sit and enjoy a few quite moments and relax, relax, relax...right? I can't wait until I can get cranberries here to try it with cranberries. This looks delicious.