Category: fun

Pushing Myself

I’m working on improving various aspects of my life at the moment. One is my overall fitness and conditioning level. Sure, I’m in pretty good shape. I’ve been training pretty hard for bellydance, but I need something a bit more…

You can help Autism Education!

Updates: We survived! And with $230 raised for autism education. Thanks, everyone 🙂 [progpress title=”Money Raised for Autistic Kids in Central VA” goal=”300″ current=”230″ previous=”80″ label=”Dollars”] Donors will get my eternal gratitude and a virtual hug from me. But only…

Entertaining Skeptically

Brief paper-writing break to showcase my two favorite videos this week. First, Tim Minchin’s STORM has been animated and is finally available on YouTube! Seriously, let the whole thing upload, then watch high-def full screen. It is so awesome. I…

Bug Jewelry!

Happy weekend! It’s absolutely lovely here in central Virginia, so I’m rather distracted by the nice weather. Speaking of outdoors… ever wanted to decorate yourself with bugs? I found a lovely beetle-in-acrylic bracelet in a shop in the Albuquerque airport.…

Green chile mania

Still recovering from my New Mexico trip, followed by a successful outreach event with the Girl Scouts at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center. And then struggling to find disk space for the many GBs of data that are coming from our…

Noisy Death Panel

So you think you have a niche cornered, right? I figured, how many other loud scientists can there be? But some chick comes along calling herself the “Noisy Developmental Biologist.” Rolls off the tongue… not. She showed up on one…

This makes me so geek-happy…

I’ve always known William Shatner as that funny older gentleman that was in Star Trek. Then I watched Star Trek: The Original Series and realized that he was quite funny as a young actor as well. I think he can…