Well not really… more like revision #15 but after the last three days of nonstop data analysis and paper writing it could quite possibly be #362. Our morning started with the daily intake of at least a gallon of coffee and whatever else is left in our fridge to eat at this point. Tomorrow is our final day here on Coconut Island and the stress of writing a super scientific paper is leading to caffeine headaches, general insomnia, and the occasional desire to sprint around the island. Overall we’re fairly unscathed but the stress of research life is getting to even the best of us.
The Blonde Haired Jesus of Science (a.k.a) Andrew wandered around the island all day wrapped in his standard issued summer camp blanket and chanted about excel sheets and almighty ANOVAs. The epic class of BIOL 403 congregated in the library all day to further expand and correct our results as well collaboratively work on the master paper.
Instead of lunch we opted for fast snacks and more coffee so we had time to complete our practice presentations and properly convey all of our hard won work from the last month to our fellow scientists. Shoutout to Dr. Rodgers, Dr. Hunter, Tara Hetz, and Yuko Stender for giving us amazing feedback on how to improve for tomorrow’s final presentation.
After completing course evaluations we started packing up the lab, returning everything to the Point Lab that we borrowed (Thank you so much Dr. Rodgers!) as well as deep cleaning the apartment for tomorrow afternoon’s new arrivals. The finality of it all started to set in as we reconvened for more paper writing and coffee. Tonight I cooked dinner for the last time and in all honesty it was reheated leftovers and fairly burnt potatoes. My bad guys, sorry. Our night is going to be more paper writing and more coffee, but tomorrow’s morning is going to be a thing of beauty!
Au revoir mes amies!