Today marks another day that I got to collect data for my project. The good news is we got a LOT of it, the bad news is I got a LOT of it! Okay, only semi-kidding about that last part. I’m happy I have more data than less data, but it’s also a busy time so I don’t get to process it until I finish all this other work.
My Co-PI let me work in some of my project in with one of his projects so between the two of us we now have something for him and something for me. It was a great compromise that wasn’t really a compromise. The data he wanted was complementary to the data I wanted, so it was actually good to get it all.
Yes, I’m still being cryptic about my research and I’m not any more excited than any of you, but it’s how it has to be for the moment. With a little luck (and a lot of work) that won’t be the case for long though. I’m going to have to collect a lot more data before I can publish anything even if all the data I’ve collected has shown that I have something. That part I don’t mind if I’m honest, I would rather KNOW I have something rather than find out after someone else analyzes the data that I have nothing.
My Co-PI is excited about how my work rolls into the work he is doing, we’re both looking to discover new things and he was polite enough to humor me and my research requests. I mean this was very… last minute? That’s just how things work in his lab though, if there’s time to do something you have to suggest shoving it in that spot or you miss out. It’s something I had to learn over past year and a half or so I’ve been working with him.
Well short post I know, but that’s really the meat of it. I got more data using my super secret technique. I’m excited to get to a point that I can finally tell people about what exactly that super secret technique is, but for now you just have to trust me, it’s super cool. At least I think so, but maybe that’s because I’m bias and I really enjoy my research.