All of My Faults Are Stress Related

My other half and I are both working from home today. I’m revising the first draft of a paper that I’m working on, and he’s doing remote network engineering. Last time I sat down with this paper, I realized that, if I plotted my data in a certain way, I would be able to see whether it really did match my model for what’s going on. I looked at it again today, and yes, it really is the perfect way to make the argument.

I was so pleased that I needed to share it. So I showed it to my husband. And then I tried to explain what I was modeling. After several versions of the explanation, he had a suggestion for improvement:

The graphs would be better if I used little pirate symbols on my graph.

Husbands. What would a woman scientist do without one?


  1. #1 John S. Wilkins
    March 17, 2009

    Don’t answer that, because there’s more… okay, I got nothing.

  2. #2 Bryan
    March 17, 2009

    Nah, I gotta go with Ninjas on this one.

  3. #3 NJ
    March 17, 2009

    But did you calculate the arrrrrrr2 for the fit?

  4. #4 NJ
    March 17, 2009

    OK, in preview that superscript came out fine…

  5. #5 Eli Rabett
    March 17, 2009

    Obviously he is responding to this

  6. #6 Jay
    March 18, 2009

    Your husband is clearly a genius, and a religious fanatic.

  7. #7 arvind
    March 23, 2009

    Pirate symbols send a clear message to the audience: Arrr, ye scurvy dogs n saucy wenches, the science behind this graph be impeccable, ye savvy?

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