About Me

So what kind of doctor am I? The kind with a Ph.D. in Engineering. I usually like to tell people exactly what type of engineering because I enjoy the impressed looks on their faces. Sadly, it’s too Google-able, and you’d all be able to figure out just exactly where I went to grad school which is unacceptable, as you all might be crazed internet stalkers. So let’s just all agree that I am very, very smart, and you just go right ahead and be impressed.

Don’t begrudge me my impressed looks. I ought to get something out of five years of grad school purgatory, right? Because the impressed looks are pretty much it. Of course, I have been fortunate enough to get a part-time job with a non-profit organization that teaches science to middle school kids, and I kind of love it. Except for the part where I have to do the bookkeeping. But it is an otherwise perfect job that gets me out of the house just enough to keep me sane, as I am otherwise a stay-at-home-mom to Jack (born October, 2006) and Nora (born June, 2009).

I wrote extensively about my time in grad school in my first blog, but even if I chronicled every single second of my time as a Ph.D. candidate (and trust me, you don’t want me to do that), I would eventually run out of stories to tell. And that’s what happened. My blog transitioned from amusing anecdotes about grad school peppered with the occasional off-topic story – maybe about shoes – into amusing anecdotes having nothing whatsoever to do with grad school, ever. So I finally decided that the time had come to move my blog.

And, only six short months later during which I waffled back and forth about blog titles, URLs, hosting services, and templates, here I am! Still at Blogger! Because it’s free! And I’m incredibly cheap! But I own the URL, so that’s something, right?

I write about whatever comes into my head, at irregular intervals. I like to think I’m funny; my mom says I am, and why would she lie?

Incidentally, you don’t have to call me “Dr. Maureen.” I’ll answer to it, but you can just call me “Maureen.” Or “Mo.” Or “Your Excellency.” Whatever.