Back to school


Today is the first day back to school after the break! Hooray! I’m feeling good about it. Things are actually going well for me for right now. Here’s all the good things happening to me that I can think of:

  • I got a notice saying that the paper I helped to write last year made it past 2 of 3 rounds of cuts for the journal Science, and so it stands a good chance of making it in and being published.
  • Also, there are now curtains in my bedroom, so I will be able to sleep better!
  • The weird red patches of skin on my face and hands have pretty much disappeared. I attribute their existence to dry skin and their disappearance to the turning on of the humidifier in my apartment.
  • The School of Nursing at McGill assures me that the OIIQ situation will be resolved, and that I don’t need to do anything about it. McGill is probably not a cash-for-degrees scam.
  • I’m starting two brand-new clinical rotations! Anything could happen!
  • OSAP has formally apologised for their treatment of me last semester.
  • Actually that last one was a joke. They still haven’t sent me my student loan yet, but I have been given every assurance that they will.

I have decided that this semester is going to be wonderful, and that none of the bad things from last semester will happen. I’m going to enjoy my new bunch of classes and I’m not going to stress out over money.


    title = {Back to school},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2012-01-9,
    url = {}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Back to school" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 09 Jan 2012. Web. 20 Oct 2017. <>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2012, Jan 09). Back to school [Web log post]. Retrieved from

4 responses to “Back to school”

  1. Morty says:

    “OSAP has formally apologised for their treatment of me last semester.” – You really got me there. I thought to myself “Wow that’s a kind move from a heartless bureaucracy!” Then I read the next bullet-point and LITERALLY laughed out loud!

    Isn’t the journal SCIENCE kind of a really big deal? Either way, congratulations!

  2. Murph E. says:

    Yeah, I’m excited about the paper. My old supervisor is getting me to help out with some of the final revisions that the editors of Science recommended, and we’re cautiously optimistic. I’ve never been a co-author of a published paper before!

  3. Morty says:

    Well a prestigious journal like that is a great place to start? What is the gist of the paper?

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