All this comparing me to women with dark hair, high cheekbones, and striking
eyes is getting old. And Dr. Isis from ScienceBlogs has added the last straw by finding what I now will unfortunately have to say is the best match yet!
I don't pout or glare (usually, but maybe I'll take it up if this comparing continues!) and don't
tote a pistol but thanks to my bro, an ex-marine, I can fire one and hurt you if you stand really, really still. Good
thing you'd run because I'd never have the guts to do it anyway! I'll just aim at the fake cardboard guy.
This is Baroness, an intelligence officer for Cobra from the GI Joe series. She's
evil and ruthless. I'm not. I'm the nicest person you'll ever meet....probably, or so say my students.
When you vote for the ladies I am accused of being similar
to, Baroness is NOT on the list! I don't know that the facial recognition software would work on a cartoon. But, I will
It looks like I am driving
to see Reza Aslan speak in Chicago this evening. I really enjoy his writing style. Along with Mary Roach (and others), he is an author I am looking forward to meeting (at least for a book signature). I know this is not science
(and some readers could possibly be seething that I dare mention a book about religion--but why not, there's a pic of
me in a Catholic School uniform next to Pope JPII, so I'm not exactly breaking new ground here), but I enjoyed his book
about Islam called No god but God. It was a clear and logical, intelligent and exhaustive explanation of Islam. Just the facts but with a marvelous
writing style (as a good science book should be, too!). He has a new book out called How to Win a Cosmic War: God Globalization and the End of the War on TerrorI just started it, but so far, so good.
Finally, I came across a video I enjoyed by a young man who entered the Discovery Education 3M
Young Scientists Challenge last year. Here, Michael Koehler explains Bernoulli's principle. Future professor? What
do you think?
While we are presently concerned about the Swine Flu, which hopefully
can be prevented with common sense measures, I think a look at a more pervasive infection is worth your time.
An ingenious website has been created to identify the symptoms of a NERD infection and to help support those with such an infection. It
is high time that this has been done. I wrote to them telling them of my symptoms and they thought it best I write something
up for them. However, liking the visual aspect of things, I decided to film something. Above is what I came up
with. Naturally, I could go on and on, but kept it relatively brief or we'd be here all day!
Watch my video, visit their site, tell your story. The world must know.
The State Science Olympiad is done for another year. It is always a ton of
work, but fun for everyone!
Our bioengineering department head
is pretty cool (Mike Insana). He walked by my office, pointed at me with a laugh and said "My vote is for Racquel
Welch!" LOL! thanks!
Julia Roberts is in the lead....still.
I don't see it, I really don't, but don't let my opinion stop you.
Last lab of the year, so need to tend to that! Until next time,