Sunday, January 20, 2013

Submitted for the first time....

I'm sitting in my home "office" (really nothing more than the spare bedroom with a desk in it), listening to the  "The Wrath of Kahn"  (Mr. Dr. Zeek happens to be watching my all time absolute favorite Star trek movie this morning) and sipping the last of the cold coffee in my mug. 

I have a billion things on my to do list, least of which is preparing a lecture and finalizing some papers for the seminar course I am team-teaching in.  Even with the mile-long to-do list pressing down on my head, I am sitting back and basking the glow of submitting my first paper with the new address on it. 

While it is work I did as a post-doc, Big Boss Man graciously stepped aside and let me take lead (last, actually, as in corresponding) author on this one.  It's not the biggest deal in the world, but it is the first small step in establishing myself as an independent name in the field.  Now, if reviewer three likes it we should be all good.