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I Voted . . . Blindly

If you hold on until the end of the post, you’ll see that it’s got science content. But you’ll have to wait until the end. First, here’s how it starts. I had an optometrist appointment at 8am this morning. I could have voted prior to the appointment, but the polling place is in between the…

Crocodile Fishing

So, I’m just hanging out here by the side of the water waiting for my lunch. Sure, I could go in the water and get my lunch. But that’s not how I roll. I wait patiently for my prey to get within striking distance, and then I attack. So, here I am just hanging out…

Attack of the Horny Peacock

Last month I mentioned that I had been in Barcelona at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference. I arrived in Spain early in the morning, and, after I got checked in to my hotel, I went with a couple friends to the Barcelona Zoo. This zoo is famous for housing Snowflake, the albino…

Where I’ve Been the Past Couple Weeks

If you check the archives of this blog (which I know all of you do on a fairly regular basis), you’ll see that I haven’t posted anything in over two weeks. Those kind of blog hiatuses can’t be good for traffic, but I have a legitimate excuse: I was out of the country. Readers with…

Chad‘s in town for the DAMOP meeting. What that means isn’t all that important in the grand scheme of things. But it did give us a chance to have a blogger meet-up. So, I grabbed Professor Steve Steve and Kevin (of Deep Sea Nudes and the Unimportant 95%), and we met Chad for some dinner…

Wheel Bugs

As I was making my way back from a seminar on skin color genetics yesterday, I noticed a couple of bugs perched on the outer wall of my building. This wouldn’t be a blog worthy moment, except that the bugs were huge . . . and in mid coitus. I hurried inside and ran upstairs…

On the Road to Halifax

When this post appears, I’ll be on the road to Halifax for the SMBE meeting. That’s right — on the road. As in an 18 hour drive. I’m not doing it alone, mind you. It’s me and ten other grad students and post-docs packed into two vans. And we’re not doing the whole thing in…

This post is part of a series documenting Professor Steve Steve‘s recent visit to Philadelphia for the Drosophila Research Conference (aka, the Fly Meeting). Professor Steve Steve had a wild Saturday night. He was quite happy to have met leaders in the fields of evo-devo, population genetics, and genomics. Of course, Steve Steve is a…

This post is part of a series documenting Professor Steve Steve‘s recent visit to Philadelphia for the Drosophila Research Conference (aka, the Fly Meeting). In the previous two installments of Steve Steve in Philly, we finally managed to meet up despite the best efforts of the staff at the Marriott to prevent our rendezvous, and…

This post is part of a series documenting Professor Steve Steve‘s recent visit to Philadelphia for the Drosophila Research Conference (aka, the Fly Meeting). After tracking down Steve Steve in the lobby of the hotel on Saturday, we picked up some food at the Reading Terminal Market — a permanent sort-of-farmers-market next to the Philly…