So, I basically have 3 days until I leave for the Entomological Society meeting. And I haven’t written anything other than the abstract for my poster (which I wrote in June). The problem with posters is that you have to have the thing printed and done well in advance of actually getting on the plane. This is why I usually do a presentation, since I can continue to PIDOMA* it and fiddle with data up until 30 minutes before I present.
I have no idea why I thought a poster would be a good idea. D’oh!
So here’s my dilemma:
- Do I pull it all together at the last minute and risk doing a half-@ssed job?
- Do I cancel the paper, when I’m clearly going to be walking around the meetings?
- Do I do something clever and creative that sort of addresses the topic I’m supposed to cover, but also acknowledges I have a new job, and frankly it just didn’t get done.
I’m leaning toward canceling myself, but I do have a cute creative idea. Unfortunately, my experience is that creativity and humor is rarely rewarded at these meetings.
Comments? Validate my decision, blogosphere!!
* PIDOMA, verb. Acronym for “pull it directly out of my ass.” Pronounced Pid-Oh-Ma. “You want a new web database? By Tomorrow? Yeah, I’ll PIDOMA that.”