Well, I think its safe to say I've actually had a pretty good day today! Finally!!
The sun is shining, there's not a cloud in the sky, and I got some good news today. Hooray!
I gave a 30-minute presentation to my Department's Advisory Board (which included the Mayor and a bunch of people who give the department a LOT of money). It went really well; I think they were all dazzled and charmed (ha-ha). No, seriously, it went well. I wasn't nervous or anything - I like speaking to groups. and my presentation was about the Curacao field course I took in January 2009, the research I did there, and my subsequent research, so I definitely knew what I was talking about! Afterward, members of the Board sounded really interested and had a lot of questions, and they all said I did a wonderful job. Yay, me.
Then, I came home and had a whole bunch of GOOD emails to read! Awesome! First of all, my contact from Texas A&M finally emailed me back about my internship for this summer (I was starting to get nervous because I hadn't heard from him - yikes!) - looks like I'm going to be continuing my research about the CVI (very cool; I didn't think I was going to be doing that, but that's awesome) AND the ultimate goal is to end up with a publication in a major journal! That is so awesome. PLUS....(drumroll).... it looks like I'll be spending a lot of time in Florida! Oh, darn. Man, I really picked the WRONG field, didn't I? ;)