Wednesday, September 05, 2012

in the arms of all I'm keeping here with me

It felt odd to spend the Labour Day weekend at home, having spent the previous three on the coast, helping the OFKAR move.  Her decision to stay in situ over the summer is now proving to be a strategic move, however, judging by how she has managed to advance her academic career over those four months.

Not to brag or anything, but we are getting all Tiger Mama about our smarty-pants offspring, here at Casa del Zombie.  A few days after nailing the Graduate Record Exam (96th percentile in verbal, 71st percentile in math) needed for acceptance into graduate school next year, she managed to land a Research Assistance position in a cognitive psychology research lab.  Plus she completed a couple of courses over the summer.  

She sure doesn't get it from me.  Come to think of it, she doesn't get it from the Spousal Unit either.  There's a lot to be said for hybrid vigour.

8 comments:

rebelle said...

Brava, OFKAR!

Allison said...

I knew she was going to do fabulous as seeing how confident she was the weekend before- she new her stuff! So glad to hear about the lab position too. Handclaps all around!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She has been knocking my socks off lately, Rebelle.

She is a very strategic studyier, Al, doesn't get that from me either. I have a feeling she is really going to love the lab position.

Toccata said...

Wow! That is awesome. You deserve to be all braggy pants about the Ofkar. I second the handclaps.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm pretty pleased, Toccata! Makes me realize what a lame student I actually was, though.

Lesley said...

Students have to work even harder now than even 10 years ago to stand out and get lab positions and the like. Good for her! And yay for you and your husband as I can imagine its a relief to know the person who'll care for you when you're old is such a smarty. :)

umbrellalady said...

I think the apple didn't fall far from the tree, Barb. Congrats to the OFKAR - we are proud of her!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hopefully she is not smart enough to figure out a way to weasel out of putting us in a really nice nursing home, Lesley!

I'm pretty sure the apple fell in an entirely different orchard, Kathy, but thanks!