Tag Archive for skepchicks

A Preventable Disease

Whooping cough, also known as the “100 day cough” or, more formerly, pertussis, is on the rise. You can do something right now to protect yourself from what sounds to be a really uncomfortable disease, and the youngest ones around…

Dragon*Con Post-Op

Holy. Frakkin. Wow. So, I attended, no, experienced my very first Dragon*Con. It was on a scale of something that I have never seen before. Tens of thousands of freaks and geeks, many in costume, descended upon downtown Atlanta to…

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,”…

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…

Reflections on the Goal of College

Yesterday’s “Afternoon Inquisition” on Skepchick brought up a very interesting topic that I had relegated to the back-burner of my mind for some time now. MasalaSkeptic asked, “Is college worth it? What are the factors that make it worthwhile?” That’s…

Crackers and Dancing

First, a PSA. If you are doing construction work in a townhouse development where people are still living, please do not turn up the bass on your car to “head pounding” at 7:30 in the morning. Grrr! Next, I love…