Two days ago, Saturday, I flew back to Onterrible from Churchill. Nothing too exciting to report, just a couple of fussy, noisy children on the planes and a delay leaving Churchill that did nothing but shorten my lay-over in Winnipeg.
So, now I'm back, with my less-restricted bandwidth and a larger, more comfortable bed. Some of the pictures I took during my four weeks "up North" were on film, not digital, so I'll wait to post the big photosets until I get those developed, probably to CD-ROM. My plan is to do that this week.
Apparently, the lab moved TWICE while I was away, once to the new building then again immediately after that to a different lab on a different floor - the labs are all mixed groups, with multiple PIs*, and my advisor wanted our lab co-inhabitants to be people studying things more like what we work on, i.e. evolutionary biology rather than ecology. Whatever, I didn't have to carry anything heavy for either event, so I'm not concerned. Tomorrow I'll discover what's what, and get back to work.
In other news, I've been shockingly lazy and antisocial since I got back to Guelph - I have yet to set foot outside since my arrival Saturday evening. I haven't been completely useless, though, as I assembled the bookshelves and organized my books that my parents had been looking after for me since last August - they drove in from Calgary and are spending some time vacationing at the cottage. I think part of my general reclusiveness and low-activity comes from the drastic reduction in my caffeine intake. In Churchill, where free coffee was always plentiful but sleep was not, I was drinking up to six cups per day, compared to a normal weekly intake prior to my trip of about four to five cups per week. In the last two days, I've had one cup of coffee. Other factors include a low-level viral infection (Rhinovirus, I think) and the wonderful opportunity to catch up on my sleep deficit. The latest I was able to sleep in Churchill was 9:00 am, after a late night up until 2:00; yesterday I woke up at 2:00 PM. That was glorious.
Anyway, I couldn't justify NOT writing something here, so this is just a little "still alive" note full of promises about upcoming things (photos) I'll fulfill as other commitments (school/work, family, decaffeination) allow.
* Principle Investigators, a fancy term for "professor"