Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for August, 2008

I leave on Wednesday afternoon for London for the European Science Blogging conference, sponsored by NATURE — wow, I can hardly believe this day is almost here! To say that I am very stressed out is an understatement. The thing that bothers me most is the fact that I have no vacation planning experience, so…

Partners

tags: Green parakeet, Aratinga holochlora, birds, nature, Image of the Day Green parakeet (conure), Aratinga holochlora, at Elizabeth Street Parrotry, Brownsville, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 April 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

London: Some Sights I Wish to See

Diagon Alley, London. Image: Warner Bros. 2001. Now that I am recovering from food poisoning, I have been making up for lost time by working extra long hours on my upcoming London trip — thus, my blog has been rather .. quiet .. today. I have been planning my travel based on which sights I…

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #45 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the uptown (northbound) 1 train.…

Aratinga holochlora

tags: Green parakeet, Aratinga holochlora, birds, nature, Image of the Day Green parakeet (conure), Aratinga holochlora, at Elizabeth Street Parrotry, Brownsville, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 April 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Birdbooker Report 28

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, animal books, natural history books, ecology books “One cannot have too many good bird books” –Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927). The Birdbooker Report is a special weekly report of wide variety of science, nature and behavior books that are or soon will be available for purchase. This…

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #44 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the uptown (northbound) 1 train.…

Green Parakeet

tags: Green parakeet, Aratinga holochlora, birds, nature, Image of the Day Green parakeet (conure), Aratinga holochlora, at Elizabeth Street Parrotry, Brownsville, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 April 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Misery

Well, today has been horrible. I ate some baby carrots yesterday while I was out birding and ended up with food poisoning. Oh, joy! So in addition to the pinched nerve in my right arm, I was vomiting most of the night, and my allergies decided to make an appearance, too. Since I couldn’t keep…

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #43 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the uptown (northbound) 1 train.…