Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kanye West, Ph.D.

So I am back in the grant writing phase, ladies and gentlemen. This means Mama needs money and she's gonna sell herself to get it. This is all in the realm of science, of course, which adds an element of sexiness, I think. I am appliyng for a rather large research grant called the Graduate Research Fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). If granted, I will have my entire PhD paid for. Umm... Cha Ching. Last year I applied and got honorable mention, so I am optimistic since I have improved my merit rankings and research findings since then. I hate these essays though, I'll tell ya what. It's very hard to write catchy ideas that attract and hold a reader's attention.... oh wait - I do that every time I blog! Oh I'm just playing, I don't love myself THAT much ;-)

This is what I have brainstormed so far for my personal statement:

A wise man once preached, "Everything I'm not made me everything I am." I feel that Mr. West (aka. Kan the Louis Vuitton Don) was really onto something when he released this pearl of wisdom. We'll never make it through life as candy-coated sucka-ass bitches, instead, we must rise up like Yung Hove and set an example for the world.

That's all I have so far, I have to figure out a way to tie that into cardiovascular disease.

Oh that's enough playing around for now... you kids run off and have some fun, Mama has to get back to work.


meowstersonian said...


Are you planning on going to the presentation at CMU/did you go to the one last week? I found it moderately helpful.

Jamie said...

I don't know how to respond to comments, so I'll just add a comment in response:

"Brad - I am not going to any of the presentations cause I went to a bunch last year and still have all of the materials n'at"

Are you applying too? Let's NSF chat sometime...

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