Tag: Charlottesville

Congratulations, you may be psychic!

Weekly World News, that bastion of scientific credibility, has reported that 53% of people are psychic, based on a study done at the University of Virginia on the townspeople and students of Charlottesville. Say what now? This study was published…

A Truly "Dirty Job"

I’ve been working on lots of good (hopefully) stuff for work and also on a longer post of some importance… but a distraction is needed. Sent to me by the lovely Gail, it’s Mike Rowe, of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,”…

Public night and Carnivals…

So now that I have a brand-new laptop, where the battery works and the hard drive isn’t trying to take off, I have no excuse for not keeping up with my blog, even when the weather is gorgeous.  That’s what…

Where’s Nicole?

I’m still around. Promise! The last few weeks have been super busy with travel, being sick, and work. Coming up in the next few weeks are my thesis committee meeting, a regional conference for my grant, a bellydance workshop, and…

Yet another Ponzi scheme…

Ponzi schemes have been a hot topic in the news ever since Bernie Madoff was charged with being the center of such an operation late last year. These are fraudulent financial investment schemes in which investors lose their money to…

Maybe I just need to buy my own hookah…

Virginia is ready to institute its own smoking ban in restaurants. Many non-smokers rejoice in this, but they don’t realize all the consequences to businesses. I’m personally not in favor of such bans, even though I don’t smoke cigarettes, since…

What is a Skeptic?

Cross-post from Charlottesville Skeptics blog! There’s been some discussion on the email list about the name of our group, and I’d like to throw in my two cents here. To say that someone is a skeptic does not say much…

Bits…

I’m a terrible blogger. Although, that means I’m actually getting massive amounts of work done. (But getting sick, that wasn’t fun!) And dance has started up again… crazy schedule! We just had the 3rd Charlottesville Skeptics Meetup tonight, and it…