Busy bees and short CVs

I’ve been very busy recently, but apparently not in the most constructive way.
*I’ve been busy figuring out Twitter.*
So far the only advantage I can see over Facebook is that I can access it at work without having to disable the WiFi on my phone (this may actually be a disadvantage). The drawbacks are that photos, videos, and link previews aren’t visible from the home page, and hovering over those compressed URLs doesn’t give you any indication of where you’re being directed to before you click through.
I’ve been busy in the garden.
I’m finally learning my lesson from the past two summers and am keeping on top of the weeding. A few minutes each day, after work, is better than spending whole weekends slashing and burning. I’ve also planted veggies, herbs, shrubs, and ground cover plants that will hopefully help keep the weeds at bay.
I’ve been busy planning parties.
Two baby showers (not mine) and a citizenship party (mine, jointly with a friend who’s two weeks behind me in the long, long process).
I’ve been very busy at work.
Why do deadlines always cluster? I’ve been especially busy trying to compress three PIs’ CVs into the strict page limits imposed by one funding agency.
I’ve not been busy building my own academic CV.
The funding agency allows the PI to add a grant wrangler to the application. While the guidelines don’t say that I need to upload my own CV, it was still showing up as a big ugly red “missing” in the document interface. And I couldn’t let that stand. So I transferred all my personal details, qualifications, employment history, and publications into the required format.
It came to one page.
One page!
Luckily, my future career prospects won’t be harmed if I don’t add more publications to my sad little list. And a little humble pie is a good thing every once in a while, right?
I shall serve it at one of the parties, with home-grown tomatoes. And then tweet about it.

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5 Responses to Busy bees and short CVs

  1. Eva Amsen says:

    You can try adding blog posts as publications. What about the one you wrote in paper style last year? (It was about gardening)

  2. Cath Ennis says:

    YES! And it was in Nature Gardening! As long as they don’t figure out that I invented the journal, and then published in it, without permission or any other input from Nature staff…

  3. Kyrsten Jensen says:

    one page CV – I have less pubs than you, so I wouldn’t worry!
    As for the twittering, keep it up and you’ll discover its usefulness. Might get you on TV some day…(tee hee)

  4. Caryn Shechtman says:

    Keep me posted on how you like the world of twitter. I am still on the fence about joining.

  5. Cath Ennis says:

    Kyrsten, if Gregor Robertson replies to me, I’ll be impressed. (And no, I didn’t just tell him “nice kilt”). So far, a bunch of people I don’t know are following me for some reason.
    Caryn, will do!

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