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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Here's the situation: As I made a big deal about this past July, I was given an offer from the University of California, San Francisco to start my fellowship on January 1, 2009. My residency ends on June 30, 2008.

I gladly accepted this and then promptly made plans for my (sorely needed!) six-month hiatus between residency and fellowship. This includes 1) Running a camp for Burning Man '08 2) My trip to Australia 3) A number of other personal commitments, shorter trips, and other plans.

Basically, I have worked HARD these last seven years. I'm exhausted, both physically and mentally, and I could really use the break.

My future boss just called me 10 minutes ago to tell me that one of his fellows has decided to leave the program to attend to her family (she's pregnant) and that he now has an opening for me on July 1, 2008 (I wouldn't be able to start precisely then because I work straight to June 30).

So that would mean no Australia. I could still go to Burning Man but probably wouldn't be able to run a camp. And no long break to regularize my sleep schedule and everything again. No cooking classes, no poi classes (I haven't picked them up since last Burning Man redface), etc.

So... now I'm between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, I was really counting on this six-month break and I've invested both a lot of money and emotional energy into planning various activities, both leisure and educational. On the other hand, I understand that as a program director, he would really rather that everyone start on July 1 and not be staggered by six months and I feel some pressure to cancel everything.

I'd be heartbroken if I had to do this, but on the other hand, I want to be on my program director's good side, too.

He has assured me that I could still start on Jan 1 2009 and he has told me to think about it through the holidays.

help

What would you do?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Jan 1. It's official. smile

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:WICKID!!!

*dances*

*tajs dances*

*troy sleeps*


WE ARE SUPER STOKED ubblove ubblove ubblove


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:That will make Taj at superinteractive phase of cuteness. biggrin ubbrollsmile

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:You can't go to SF, they have man eating tigers. It's too risky smile bounce

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


You can't go to SF, they have man eating tigers. It's too risky smile bounce



ROFLMAO

That was fantastic! ubblol

Sorry.
Don't listen to him fif. It's just an excuse. I don't see him coming even upstate here, and that is nowhere near the mid-west.;)


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:But I practically live on the Lake, he can take the cool ferry and everything-nobody loves me...*sigh*



edit:

nevermind you can't come here either, there is a cougar on the loose

EDITED_BY: faithinfire (1198791253)


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:The M.S. Chi-Chimaun?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


But I practically live on the Lake, he can take the cool ferry and everything-nobody loves me...*sigh*

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nevermind you can't come here either, there is a cougar on the loose



I live two miles from lake ontario, less than an hour from the finger lakes and an hour 1/2 from lake erie and niagara falls. *shrug* Our lakes don't count cause they aren't the ocean and have that smell, evidentally.

What if..you came here and doc came here and then it is right in between and we don't have any killer tigers or cougars on the loose. The moose we did have went home last year. wink
That would be a right smart compromise!

Oh but wait...we still don't count cause we aren't australia! tongue


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:ack someone let the cougar out!!! He didn't just escape

No we don't count but Doc could get a short layover in Milwaukee at Mitchell on his way to SF, the plane (looks like the orville brothers plane) hanging in the atrium-my grandfather built that. nudge: I live near the airport-sorta

A girl can hope right


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Sooooo, someone let the cat out of the bag because they didn't want to be upstaged by the San Fran tiger?

That's funny! ubblol

You know you did it as a ploy to attract the doc!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:Nah I would've let something else out, fun, not dangerous...but they caught him so it's safe for doc to have a lay over here...it'd be fun, I promise...it's not fair no one visits the midwest *stomps feet*

FTR-We already have a good four inches of snow on the ground-started at 9am and it's 1pm and it's supposed to go 7pm, driving will suck

But it's no reason for Doc not to schedule a lay over here


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:
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Plus we have Taj in this country. nana


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


Nah I would've let something else out, fun, not dangerous...but they caught him so it's safe for doc to have a lay over here...it'd be fun, I promise...it's not fair no one visits the midwest *stomps feet*



I will *NEVER* be able to "visit" the Midwest. I was born and raised there. When I go to visit, I will always be "returning to."

And I hate doing that.

So sorry, faith... time to head West, young lady!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 845
Posted:How long are you staying out there for? Would love to meet you but I don't get out there until 16th....

hug hug

and ubblol at Gnor!!!!


Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Gnor



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Awww!!! Gimme hug!!! hug2

*Elvira voice*

I wanna hug him and kiss him and squeeze him and...


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Call him George?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:He *is* hairy enough to be George, isn't he?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:I was hoping for a layover, but fine...It's going to be a few years. Getting my MAs in Communication and Mediation, and then I go to Oregon for mediating conservation of forest and logging rights

It's going to be a few years


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:A layover in the Midwest between San Fran and Sydney?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:from new york to sf?

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Why, because of the lack of nonstop flights from JFK to SFO? wink

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:Maybe a layover was cheaper? I don't know. I'm isolated and lonely bounce

Or maybe you wanted to see our international grade museum or really cool art museum...or see (again international grade) zoo with tigers that do not escape...

And we get some pretty nice concerts

But fine avoid the midwest like the plague we are smile


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


But fine avoid the midwest like the plague we are smile



Aww! hug The midwest isn't a plague! I never said that! That would be cruel!

It's more of a... lifeless void! wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:sigh...

You just need to know the interesting spots. I have culture and the bf (who was a street kid) knows all the good hang outs

But fine just fly over us, be sure to wave


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


Jan 1. It's official. smile



Congratulations! biggrin


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