October 19th, 2006

I want to test out a new WP plugin that I’ve just installed that lets me password protect parts of posts. Now I can be emo and you DON’T have to read about it!

In this case, though, I’ll just be talking about my new workplace–woo-hoo!

(Password is the three-letter acronym of my high school):

So I’ve been placed with DRDC (Defense Research and Development Canada), where I’ll be modifying and characterizing carbon nanotubes, which have possible applications in supercapacitors (think of them as very powerful rechargeable batteries. I don’t really know what to make of them myself.)

The position isn’t exactly local; it’s actually in Esquimalt. Luckily for me, I have family living in Victoria, who have very kindly agreed to put me up for the four months. I would really prefer to live on my own, but I’m not going to complain too too much.

I really can’t help but laugh at this; I’m about to become a “dog of the military,” just like Ed in Fullmetal Alchemist. That alone is worth something.

Anyway, so what’s stranger than fiction? One of my tongue-in-cheek career ambitions is to become the Fullmetal Alchemist, and I’ve already taken the first step.

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3 Responses to “Truth is stranger than fiction”

Sarah Says:

That’s so awesome!! Congrats!

Inderbir Says:

Defence Research in CFB Esquimalt must be a crazy job! Congrats! And living by yourself is not all its built it up to be especially when you are in a city like Squamish, and perhaps Victoria.

Bobby Says:

Congratulations and welcome to the federal public service! I You might just discover that not all government workers are corrupt overpaid, underworked bureaucrats.