The locals say it’s cold, but North Carolina rocks. It’s warm (meaning greater than 20 degrees F), hilly, piney. And people here are friendly. Here at ScienceOnline09 there is so much to do, both intellectually and socially, that I’m overwhelmed. In fact, even my computer is overwhelmed and is officially useless. The ScienceBlogs intern (who may in fact not be an intern and whose youth and vivacity is surpassed only by her briliance) did a little trouble-shooting with my tablet and found the problem, which will hopefully be solvable back up north.
One thing I’ve learned here: there are a lot of really smart people in this world, and a lot of them blog. I’m going to have to competely re-do my google reader and my blog roll. Some of the folks that I’ve had the good fortune to hang out with:
Scicurious of neurotopia is an impossibly young and energetic scientist whose writing is terrific and whose real-life personna is equally scintillating.
GrrlScientist who already is a blogostar turns out to be just as interesting in real life as her writing would suggest. I would totally love to go birding with her.
Propter doc is another painfully young scientist whose real-life voice is as biting as her writing (but in a completely accessible, pleasant, and entertaining way). I’ve never been much for reading blogs about academia, but propter doc rocks.
Did you think rocks were boring? Chris doesn’t, and once you’ve sat with him for a few moments, you’ll be hooked on geology.
OK, I never thought I’d utter this phrase but LIBRARIANS ARE REALLY, REALLY COOL. OK, maybe they’re not cool per se, but they do rock, and are well-represented here, but I didn’t have time to grab their urls, so I’ll have to update you later.
Henry Gee from Nature Network The End of the Pier Show, which as of Jan 1 is entirely in verse, and as horrid as that may sound, it is must-read (and Henry is a helluva guy).
Anyway, I’d love to go on all day about the great bloggers hanging out down here, but I have to pack, and my computer is totally b0rked, so I’m not sure when I’ll be giving you the next update.