So I was out to dinner recently with some friends and the conversation eventually degenerated into a dork competition. The rules of the game are simple (and extremely dorky). Each person confesses the single dorkiest thing about them. The winner gets a beer. Competing entries ranged from a friend who had pictures of western blots on her cell phone (second place) to someone who kept the Sigma molecular biology catalog next to his toilet (honorable mention). Needless to say, I won the competition. My winning entry was my iPod, which had playlists named for various neurotransmitters. For example, my GABA playlist was full of melancholy slow songs (everything from Blood on the Tracks to Cat Power) while my acetylcholine playlist was stocked with up-tempo music, from R. Kelly to Beck. My dopamine playlist was reserved for those few tracks I can listen to over and over again. (These are the tracks that I’m addicted to…) Of course, you could easily argue that I only won the dork competition because nobody at the table had a good science tattoo.
Now it’s your turn. What is the single dorkiest thing that you do?