Drove by a bank around 4:30pm, it said it was 102 degrees out. I'm pretty sure I melted a bit today.
I finally got around to writing and submitting that article review. I'll keep you guys posted on the editors response. I basically followed the advice from the comments on that previous post except I did all I could to also evaluate the science. However, I made it very clear that this article was not publishable in any journal targeting an English speaking audience. And in the anonymous comments to the editor I made it clear that I would only agree to review a revised version if the journal editor could assure me that they had read it and it was free all the earlier writing issues.
I got the supplemental materials from the people I interviewed with on Wed, it's example reports that they have to submit every so many months to give me an idea of what that part of the job would entail. I haven't had a chance to look at them yet but will do it over the next day or two.
The conference was good. It was a really small (<250 people) meeting which was nice on one hand but I'm not really interested in the specific topic the conference was on so it was a little weird for me to be there. It was sponsored by my university and I have two friends from grad school town staying with me so it was worth it to go.
I do find I make some crazy social comparisons when I attend conferences. It makes me anxious about getting my manuscripts out and doing more research. Of course, if I get one of these non-academic jobs this won't be the standard anymore... but then again will I ever be able to kick those comparisons.