So grad colloquium actually went really well!
- I practiced my talk enough times in advance that I felt pretty comfortable (including practicing for Oscar… I’m pretty sure he loved it)
- I narrowly avoided talking too fast (or at least my roommate said, “If you had been talking any faster, it would have been too fast… but as it was, it was good!” …okay, maybe she was just being nice)
- Poster session Friday night was fun, I enjoyed harassing people, learning about things I don’t know anything about (e.g. nannoplankton), and eating lots of food
- Sacrificing a beautiful sunny Saturday to listen to talks was also more enjoyable than I anticipated (and I even had time for a run afterwards, thankfully)
- I didn’t get any scary questions, although my labmate did ask a question that everyone thought was a plant (but it wasn’t, I swear)
So now all I have to do is make my presentation roughly 3.5x longer for geodynamics colloquium on Thursday and come up with a poster that’s geared towards a non-geologist audience for the graduate exhibition on Sunday and I’m all set! Definitely using my get-out-of-jail-free card and NOT grading last week’s labs in time for Geosc 001 this week… I think they can wait :)