Thursday, August 30, 2007

Notre Dame quarterback scoop

I have it on good authority (hey...I've got my sources!) that Demetrius Jones will be ND's starting quarterback this Saturday. In talking to my Dad yesterday, he was pretty certain that would be the case, but it was good to hear it confirmed. For some reason, there's been a lot of secrecy about who the starter would be, but I'm hearing that Jones will get the nod.

So after my almost idyllic day off yesterday, I went back to work today, or perhaps "entered the belly of the beast" would describe it better! Criminy. We were already short-staffed, so I'd been assigned to do a couple of additional hours of work along with my bench assignment. Then we had a person call in sick, so I got to do their bench, too! My coworkers were equally as busy. It was a little rough there for a while, but I have to say that we all worked very well as a team today. I was actually quite proud of us! We rock! We ARE microbiologists, working hard to keep you healthy! <grin>

When I was leaving work, I realized that I had not left the department the entire day. That's kind of sad...I didn't even go get a drink of water! No wonder I feel sore, because it was a couple of hours of sitting at the microscope followed by sitting at the bench, going through cultures, and doing computer entries. My back hurts. Perhaps this cool beverage in front of me will help matters.

Actually, I have to say I feel pretty good about the day. Yeah, I worked hard, but I only had to stay over about 45 minutes, and there's something to be said for working hard and knowing that you definitely earned your pay. I guess it's the satisfaction of a job well done. (Not that I'd want to work that way every day--that would be exhausting!)

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