Archives for December, 2010

Random Question: SciFi Actors

Hey, Im hanging out in Lima, Peru for some reason right now, and I want to ask you all a weird question: Okay, you know how we are all pretty loyal to our SciFi actors. Yeah, ‘Firefly’ got canceled, but we will watch/support any new shows that cast Summer (‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’) or Nathan (‘Castle’)…

Perils of the snow: Fashion

The outfit I ordered for Antarctica was supposed to replicate Vinces ‘Human Coke Can’ perfectly, but apparently to Columbia, ‘cherry’=hot pink. ‘Cherry’ is RED, Columbia, not PINK. ‘Strawberry’ is PINK. So now Im more like a human fanta can. STRAWBERRY fanta.

Christmas tree and pie

Mom to Friends: Abbie is going to Antarctica! Friends: OMFG! When??? Mom: The end of December! Friends: **GASP!** SHELL BE GONE OVER CHRISTMAS!! Mom: *blink* We dont really do Christmas in my house. I mean, we would put up a tree when us kids were little, and we would get some gifts, but thats it.…

Perils of the snow: Cookie Monster

Yes, Antarctica is known for its penguins and seals and whales and such. But I know thats just sunny PR BS from the fascist Antarctic government. You bet your ass Im going to be on the lookout for the Cookie Monsters:

Winter Summer Solstice!

When I first found out I was going to Antarctica, I was super excited because I was a MAJOR ASTRONOMY NERD when I was little, and Ive never been to the Southern Hemisphere before, so I was like “OMFG THERE ARE SO MANY STARS IVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE WARBLEGARBLE!!!” But there was something wrong. There…

Perils of the snow: Yeti

You know why all those fancy ‘scientists’ cant find the Yetis? Cause those Abominable Snowmen arent hanging out in the clubs in NYC or LA or Tibet. I bet theyre hanging out here in Antarctica. But dont you worry about me. Im a shaman. My minds like a fortress.

XMRV = ERV

Hey, you all know earlier this year, this summer, shit kinda hit the fan here at SciBlogs? I didnt care about the idiots leaving. I was more annoyed at the lack of communication from The Overlords. They will be watching my blog while Im gone. This is my revenge for that. XMRV and the MLV-Related…

Where in the World is ERV? IV

Ushuaia! This place is ridiculously beautiful too: Not a double-rainbow: 10:30 at night, really cloudy, and it was still light out. This was not so much fun when it was light out at 4 am. Me: “OMG THE SUN IS COMING UP I DIDNT WANT TO SLEEP TOO LATE!!!… wait… wait a minute… somethings not…

Dr. Oz. Rockstar of Science. Major, massive, epic moron. Homeboy invites our Dr. Pam Ronald on his show to talk about GMOs. Great public science outreach opportunity. I was excited for her and for the field and for the public. But you know ‘crank magnetism’? Its never surprising when an anti-vaxer turns out to be…

Where in the World is ERV? III

Buenos Aires! 1– I have no idea what anyone is saying. The last time I took Spanish was like 10 years ago. So even if people say something I know, it takes me 5 minutes to translate. And then, I have this ‘ear popping issue’ when I fly on planes. Fine going up, severe pain…