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Category Archive: nerdy

Mar 27 2011

Another quarter has started

Which means I’ll be geeking away with new classes! Proteomics – This will be interesting, mainly because I know nothing about it. Well, I mean, I know what proteins are, but I’m not familiar studying them in a large-scale way. We’ll see how it goes. Introduction to Statistical Genomics – Just an introductory statistics course, …

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Feb 26 2011

How to make guys like you

Here that, ladies and gentlemen? Nerds = awesome to date. …Now, if only I knew how to find the cute godless nerds in Seattle – I think we’re all too busy hiding in our apartments reading blogs and playing video games to actually run into each other. What a conundrum.

Feb 09 2011

Nerdy observation of the day

I can still use my iPhone’s touch screen while wearing nitrile gloves! Take that, mittens. And since I’m in the lab significantly more than I’m outside, this is a significant discovery. It’s incredibly important to be able to change songs without drastically lowering my pipetting efficiency. What? Going outside except to get to and from …

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Feb 09 2011

Now I know why I like BLTs so much

From Abstruce Goose:Mmmmm… This makes me even more motivated to throw the Darwin Day Dinner Party idea I’ve had in my head for a couple years. Everyone brings something they cooked, complete with a list of all the recipes, and you map out everything you ate on a giant tree of life, trying to cover …

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Jan 13 2011

More quotes from the lab

There’s another first year graduate student rotating in the same lab that I’m rotating in, though he’s working on a different project from me. How do our projects differ, you ask? 1st Year: *talking to another labmate about something completely off topic*Post doc: Hey, that’s five minutes you just wasted that could have gone toward …

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Nov 17 2010

The War on Christmas: Now with biological warfare

I’d totally go buy a little Christmas tree just to hang these adorable ornaments:Of course, I’d rather buy the normal plush microbes to stick in the tree so I can keep displaying them all year long… But come on, how can you not love mononucleosis underneath some mistletoe?! So adorable. …Yes, I know: biologists are …

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Oct 09 2010

Dance Your PhD finalists are up!

If you’ve ever had a hard time explaining what your research is about, maybe you should consider interpretive dance. That’s what the Dance Your PhD contest at Science asks grad students to do. It’s fun, but the winner also gets a $500 dollar prize. You can vote for whichever one you like the best here. …

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Aug 07 2010

Sometimes I forget that not everyone is a nerd

Mom: What do you imagine your wedding being like?Me: …I kind of need someone to get married to first.Mom: No, I mean, what would your dream wedding be like?Me: I don’t really fantasize about my wedding. I don’t know, cheap.Dad: Good, I raised you right. Now you won’t be the type who gets married too …

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Aug 04 2010

Oh no! Fellow nerds, they’re on to us

They’ve discovered our secret hobbies: And Jenny, darlin‘, YOU are going to attract people just like me when you are derogatory and ignorant about my favourite Church. M’kay? So if you don’t want a MY reaction… go back to whatever nerds do… endlessly poking each other in the belly-button, or playing with aborted fetuses, or, …

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Aug 01 2010

Biology tattoos

I personally wouldn’t get a tattoo, but I can appreciate a good one – especially if they’re nerdy. Here are some of the best biology themed tattoos (most from here): The tree of life:Darwin’s finches:Muscle anatomy:DNA:Archeopteryx:E. coli:Fig wasps:Homunculus:This is post 40 of 49 of Blogathon. Pledge a donation to the Secular Student Alliance here.

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