Thursday, August 21, 2008

Radio Silence

I am still here.
Life (as usual) has been hectic, but I have not forgotten the book or this blog.  I have actually been working on the book - maybe not as much as I'd hoped, but I am making steady progress.  The blog, unfortunately, has come under the knife of my extremely limited internet/computer time.  When it comes down to either writing or blogging, I've chosen writing.
But!  Things are looking up.  We're FINALLY about to hire another physicist, so even though I'll still have a lot to do at work, it won't be so overwhelming and draining.  And my hours might actually regulate a little.
The big thing that's been keeping me away lately is the board exam I've got hanging over my head.  That's Saturday.  Yes, this Saturday.  It's the second of three parts I have to pass in order to gain my certification, a raise, and the legal right to perform some duties without supervision.  The third (and hardest) part will be an oral exam next May, assuming I pass this written test two days from now.  For the insatiably curious among you, I'm taking the Part 2 - Therapeutic Radiologic Physics exam from the American Board of Radiology.  (Here are some sample questions.) 
I actually took today and tomorrow off from work to study, since I haven't really had a chance up till now.  All my books and notes are in my office, so that's where I am, but I'm in jeans and t-shirt and off the clock.  With that said, I'm going to sign off and go bury my nose in radiation dosimetry and shielding calculations.  Joy.
Look for the following in the near future:
Revisions/Workshop Updates
Book Reviews
General Life
New Ideas/Future Goals
And give a shout out in the comments if you're still around and haven't forgotten me!  I miss everyone.  Hope to "see" you all again soon.


Tara Parker said...

Good luck with your certification and hope to see you back soon!

Precie said...

Hi! Good luck with the board exam!!!

Deniz Bevan said...

Good luck! I did miss you :-) Those are some %$^*# questions - what's superflab (5A)?

Claire Gregory said...

Hey! I'm still here, and I haven't forgotten you. Just being completely hopeless at keeping up with things myself. Good luck with that exam- at least the next bit doesn't come around until May.

NBB said...

Good luck!

Of course I haven't forgotten you! I've been meaning to write you an e-mail, but work has been and is hell and all I can do when I get home is crash.

Cindy said...

Still here, sporadically. My life is a bit like your life...without all that math. (S)