This isn't a super serious post, but I have a lot on my metaphorical plate at present. I'll post something informative and fun on Tuesday, I think. But I did want to share something very nice that might make the reader smile.
I think everyone remembers the "Honeybadger Don't Care" craze, starting from the original decidedly non-PC video, which was actually based on a very cool National Geographic video about the African ratel. When I was being considered for tenure in 2010-2011, my honestly quite wonderful wife Jennifer Quinn sent me a link to that video, and urged me to be like the honeybadger. In some ways (without all the cobra eating and snarling), it was good advice. She and I made and wore wristbands that read WWHBD? and it really helped me through that challenging time.
Yes, I truly did marry "up."
Anyway, there are a number of challenges facing me now, and it was making me sad and worried. So my very talented wife put this piece of art together:
Note her very cool signature in the lower right of the image.
So the real question of the day is simple: What should Microbiologist Honeybadger not care about?
This particular microbiologist honeybadger cares about family, friends, students, and research. I'll focus on the job, and the positives. Most of all, I will smile a little more and worry a little less, thinking about this particular lab bench, and the toothy mascot depicted there.
Microbiologist honeybadger is my homeboy, and he has my back! Maybe he can be a mascot for you, too!