just came back from a meeting where i found out i have a lot of work to do over the next couple of weeks.  and i’m actually pretty happy about it. ^.^  having an actual direction in what to do feels SO GOOD. and also i feel a lot better because i think my PI finally understands why i’ve been so reluctant to write up this paper (b/c i am uncomfortable with the data being any good) and so i’ve been finally given the green light to go ahead and redo all the stuff :D.  AND i think we’re finally gonna get this paper submitted. FINALLY. LAKSDJFLAWIEHTLAIWEHRLAWIEHRLAIWEHRLIWHEr. (… now if only the SOM would give us the green light to get that paper out too, that would be awesome…)