This post comes from my wife, Ellie, who apparently likes to blog. She's filling in while I attend a bioinformatics symposium. Enjoy!
I've decided that Dory's message from Finding Nemo is pretty misleading. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming . . ." Cute, right? When the going gets tough, just keep swimmin' on through! You'll make it to the other side! It's so catchy, my coworkers and I printed out a picture of Dory with that message on it. When one of us is particularly overwhelmed with a project, we pass on the Dory message as a way of saying, "It's not so bad, you just have to keep going! This crap you're dealing with will be over soon." Well, what Dory didn't tell you is that swimming is flippin' hard. Maybe even harder than whatever you're going through.