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On This is a Safe Space to Talk About Your Dissertation

When I (finally!) finished all the experiments for my dissertation and showed all the data to my advisor, he then informed me that a) it was time to start writing, and b) I needed to be finished writing by June 30. This was on May 20. You can do things like that in science because the writing doesn't have to be good, it just has to be relatively intelligible.

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm 0

On Interview With an Element: Chlorine

I do not have the words to adequately express how much I love this article and how much it fills me with joy.

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm 5

On Ask a Clean Person: This Valentine's Day, Say It With Jewelry Cleaner

@Third Wave Housewife That shit has happened to me so many times that I have completely given up on real pearl studs. I bought a pair of fakies for ~$2 about five years ago, and they're hanging on like little plastic champions. They look just like the real thing (unless someone gets waaaay closer to my ear than decency would allow), and if one does fall off, who cares? They were $2.

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@cliuless It promises to be epic.

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

So, my best friend is getting married tonight (whee!!), and at last night's rehearsal dinner, the following things happened: the groom's father told me I look JUST like Gabby Giffords, the best man's pants fell to his ankles while standing out on St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans, and the bride ended up in bed with my mother. Just thought I'd share.

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm 5

On "Party Rock Anthem," a Minimalist Approach

I think the 'O' might've been the best part. That and the losing of the mind.

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:09 am 0

On A Macabre Twist

True story: my gentleman told me over Christmas that, were the opportunity to arise, he would leave me for Ina Garten in a hot second. I tried to get mad, but I couldn't really blame him.

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm 3

On Biology Still Better Than Blogging

@Roaring Girl Yep, that is basically how it works!

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm 1

On Insecurity and Awkward Encounters (Cats, Colds, Etc.)

@parallel-lines My cat doesn't want to have anything to do with the loud scary noises my bed makes during sex, but WITHOUT FAIL she is in the room within one minute after the sexing is over, because she knows cuddles are in the offing and she wants to get all up in that.

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm 3

On At the End of an Email, Everyone's a Valedictorian

I sign all my e-mails with 'peace' because I have spent too much time in yoga teacher training.

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm 0