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Hot Chicks May Be Different…….

……yet men somehow stay the same. Or worse, regress. Not sure whether to be more irked that Razib suggests that smart women aren’t hot (and vice versa), that hot women don’t like sci fi, or than sci fi somehow denotes intelligence. Booooooooo. :/ Paging Zuska?

Nasty Virus Moving Through MySpace

I like MySpace, it brought me over from Friendster and now I use it almost exclusively. I’ve found old friends, new friends, and also a nasty virus which hijacked my profile last week and used my name to post a bunch of crapola ads on the Message Boards. I wondered what the heck happened, how…

In an effort to “encourage discussion” on race-based scholarships, a student group called the Boston University College Republicans (BUCR) has instituted a controversial $250 “Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship“. Applicants must be at least 25% Caucasian, have a 3.2 GPA, and submit an essay on what it means to be a Caucasian-American in today’s society.…

I’ve Been Good This Year. Promise!

For those friends and relatives who read my blog and are wondering about Xmas or birthday ideas, why just cast thine eyes to my sidebar to note that I have added some links to my Amazon Wishlist, the Alex Foundation, and serotonin jewelry. Not that I expect or deserve anything other than coal, but if…

Sometimes being a blogger really amazes me: the community which exists not only between ScienceBlogs, but throughout the blogging community is really nothing less that awesome. I just wanted to thank everyone who has endorsed me for the Student Blogging Scholarship, because it really just means a lot to me! Friends of Charles Darwin SEED…

A BandAid For Tigers Fans’s Pride

Afarensis gives me a reason to gloat, despite the Tigers embarrassing loss to the Cardinals.

Why Vote For Me? I’ll Tell Ya….

In the spirit of making this seem even more like a popularity contest than it already is, I though I’d give new readers a little taste of the “Best of Retrospectacle” and a few reasons they should vote for me for the Student Blogger Scholarship. (Vote here.) I’m a PhD student studying a cure for…

Shelley Does The Dentist

Ugh, in a few short hours (8am Wednesday) I’ll be under the nitrous gas at the dentist. I really hope I don’t get loopier than absolutely necessary, as I *do* need to go to lab today/tomorrow. As to what I’m getting done, well just a simple teeth cleaning. Why nitrous for a silly cleaning, you…

Shelley Does Sick…….

I’m sick. Note to self: eating Taco Bell and then drinking NOT a good idea. Somebody leave me some links to cheer me up……..:(