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Happy Halloween: Minnow and Donors Choose

Today Minnow and I are flying home to Mystery City and she’ll be wearing her costume on the plane. This picture is fulfulling another request for MamaScientist, who writes a great blog Mother of All Scientists, whose Bean is just six months old, and who made a contribution to my DonorsChoose challenge. Speaking of DonorsChoose,…

Repost: Advice to a young grad student

Note: This piece was originally posted December 14, 2005, while I was a young grad student myself. Some modest advice for graduate students just got passed around our department (by a professor no less). I think Stearns has done an admirable job in being truthful about the realities of graduate school in the sciences. Much…

Repost: Field trip follies

Note: This was written January 30th, 2006. I went on a class field trip on Saturday – we left town at 7 am and didn’t get back until almost 8:30 pm. Generally it was a good trip. It met one of my basic requirements in that it wasn’t just pile out of the vans, stand…

Mutating meme

Finally, I’ve been tagged by Pharyngula’s mutating genres meme. I haven’t done a meme since moving to scienceblogs, and now I’ve been tagged with a sciencey one (sort of). I don’t know why I am so excited, but I am! Thanks Addy N. If you want to read the latest mutation, go below the fold.

Here at Mystery U, there are little signs in the labs that encourage us to conserve electricity, whereas when I worked in a lab in California, signs urged us to conserve water, and in the Northwest, I was encouraged to save trees by using fewer paper towels. These observations have gotten me wondering about regional…

Real posts will resume ….

At some point. I AM working on my Scientiae submission (they’re due Monday, and the theme is awesome.) I’ll also try to schedule some re-posts for while I am gone. But at the moment, I am a bit busy getting ready for the trip, writing exams, etc. Plus, the media have discovered that there is…

The best incentive I can offer

I’d imagine you are probably all sick of hearing about the DonorsChoose challenge by now, but I’ll admit that I’m a bit disappointed by the lack of response I’ve gotten from you guys. Sure we’ve raised almost $500, but all of that money has come from just 7 people, including me. Feedburner says that this…

Wow everyone! Thanks for all your suggestions on my last post. I thought I’d respond here, since my comments are plenty long enough…. I’ll probably still miss some things though. Re: pumping and breastfeeding. I am planning to nurse on the plane and during the conference proper. Unfortunately the first day I have an off-site…

In a moment of pure foolishness, I decided it would be a good idea to submit an abstract. This was way back in June and the conference was months away. Surely, things would be calm and under control by the time the conference came. Minnow would be sleeping through the night and I’d just pay…

Teaching Tuesday: Minnow comes to class

Where we left our story, Minnow and I had arrived on campus for my 8 am lecture. First, just a reminder that my child really is the most easy-going 8 month old in history. I brought along her stroller, a sling, a few toys, and her diaper bag (all already in the car). I figured…