One of the most important jobs in universities is writing papers. Even if you perform an excellent experiment, it will not be accepted as a scientific fact without a publication. Today, I received an e-mail notice saying the paper I had revised was accepted for publication in a scientific journal. It is good. I have been sitting on a chair for days in front of a computer. My back and shoulders are stiff. My effort is rewarded.
I was preparing another paper, and it is done. I submitted it online this evening. I hope it will be accepted, soon.
On Fridays, Katya sometimes works late. Today, I perpared chili con carne while she was out. I consider myself a spice master, and I usually make good chili with 20 spices. Boy, I did not use enough tomatos today, and the chili was not as good as I expected. Katya told me it is good, but I felt a bit pity not to be able to finish a good day with a good chili.
Congratulations… nice to have rewards for hard work.
Thank you, Ben.
I saw your guide on guide books. No wonder your blog is practical, too. We are planning to go to Kyoto at the end of November. Hope the leaves still survive.
I think you will be in luck… however, given that it has been cold in Sapporo this year already… I wonder if it’s going to be a cold winter in Japan. How is it in Kofu now?
Fall in Japan, including Kofu, is a bit cooler this year. We are planning to visit Kyoto at the end of November. Therefore, we are a bit worried. Wish us luck.