This is what happens when science bloggers talk to each other too much. I blame Laelaps (it was his idea!).
Are you...grant writing?
DESPERATION: the new fragrance for academics everywhere.
Smell hints of fear, lab chemicals, coffee, tears, musty papers, carpel tunel. Light notes of bitterness, regret, and underarm musk.
SEE the dark undereye circles.
HEAR the rustling of drafts, the creaking of lower back pain.
SMELL the scent of the hunted academic.
I even have testimonials!
@scicurious Guaranteed to help you undersell your worth.
— Jessica Wright (@Jessrw_NYC) August 20, 2012
@scicurious I'm pretty sure I already secrete something very similar during grantwriting
— Kate Clancy (@KateClancy) August 20, 2012
@scicurious DESPERATION... there's something in the air
— Brian Switek (@Laelaps) August 20, 2012
...can you tell I'm grant writing?