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Saturday Shillery: Stuff I like

Want a unique gift for your sciency-nerdy-geeky-gamer friends this holiday season? Ethan shared a list of his favorite ugly gamer sweaters, and I want to share a list of some things I like: Geeky/Sciency Pendants: OrfebreEvolution, including the ‘Lady Knights’ designs by Ryan Grant Long Geeky art: Ryan Grant Long has a shop up at Society6 Chain-mail,…

Saturday Shillery: Paulas Choice

If you know me, I have raved about these products for a long time, just to my friends. But I thought it was high time Paulas Choice got its own shillery post. Over the past couple of years, people in the skeptic community have mentioned wanting skepticism to branch out into ‘lady topics’, like encouraging…

The circle is now complete…

In the past two weeks I have: 1– Defended my dissertation Thanks in part to the extra experience I got giving presentations during my graduate student career, this was not a big deal for me. I rather enjoyed it, but I wish I had more time (I ‘shortened’ my presentation to 73 slides. :-/ ).…

Dog days of dissertation writing

Poor Arnie. As much as Ive disliked writing my dissertation, hes disliked it more. SO BORED. So as I am trying to write, I either get Cute Bored Arnie: Or Creepy Bored Arnie: Ive been sitting at the kitchen table to write. If I look over my right shoulder, those glowing eyes are literally what…

Good News/Bad News

GOOD NEWS!  There are lots of different ways to do science. I like to tinker with/build stuff. After over two years of banging my head against a wall, another of my inventions, one I really wanted, is finally working!!!!! BAD NEWS!  Its only working at ~33% of capacity. I want 100%. GOOD NEWS!  I know…

GET THE FLU SHOT!!! (its not too late!)

My boss and I are very busy people. Weve got big stuff going on.  BIG STUFF.  So we didnt have time to get the free flu shots the university offered like 500 times last fall. About three weeks ago– Bossman: Meh, Im feeling kinda sniffly. Im gonna go get pho for lunch. Me: Cool!  Im…

Got Nexus 4. Halp. Wat do?

After all this blog has been through– Exposing Creationist plagiarism and idiocy, laughing in the faces of anti-vaxers/HIV denialists/GMO alarmists/other anti-science quacks, effectively eradicating a ‘retrovirus’– This might be one of the most controversial posts on ERV, ever. I got a Nexus 4. “*rolleyes* Yes, Android vs Apple, how ‘controversial’. And by ‘controversial’ we mean…

Wait till next year!

Last week: And I dont have a problem with LeBron.  From what I understand, he did some charity event for Durant, asked Durant to play some exhibition games during the lockout, and frankly, if OKCers are going to ‘hate’ a player, we ‘hate’ Metta World Peace.   This week: “I thought you liked LeBron?” I…

THUNDER UP!

In case you havent heard, the OKC Thunder is playing the Miami Heat for the NBA championship this week (until however long the series goes). And the entire state of Oklahoma is FREAKING OUT. EVERYTHING is blue/orange/navy.  If it aint, were painting it. This is the building my boxing gym is in. hehehehe “Durantula”. But…

brb, sry

Sorry, guys– family emergency this weekend = no blogging. Glad I am not a physician, glad other people are, and nurses are the best people on Planet Earth. While Im sitting here in the ICU, Id really appreciate some funny videos/links/anything to distract me. Everything is fine (fine-ish?) now, but Im going nuts. Everything is…