Archive for August, 2008

Making my day

A beautiful girl in a beautiful skirt reading a calculus textbook like it was her favorite novel.

What I’ve noticed

Lots of interesting science this week: Here‘s an incredibly interesting experiment that shows how easily our brains can be fooled into disowning our own bodies. [via 3QD] Cows have a compass! In addition to killing birds, wind farms are killing bats.  Wind farm mortality is nothing compared to the damage this strange illness (likely related […]


When I left home for boarding school, I stopped playing the piano.  I picked it up again this summer with the encouragement of my little brother who’s auditioning for music school soon.  Playing again has made me very, very happy.

Grand Canyon

My brother visited the other week.  It had been far too long since we’d seen each other.  I had a wonderful time with him and can’t wait for him to visit again.  While he was here, we went on a beautiful (but exhausting) hike in the Grand Canyon.  I was impressed with how well he […]

Wrong crowd

New acquaintance: So what do you do? Me: Theory and modeling… New acquaintance: Oh wow, I mean you’re pretty cute, but I thought models were all tall. Me: in ecology


I was worried about carrying my groceries home the other day, but a friend was nice enough to pick me up. This meant that I could buy whatever I wanted, not just what I thought I could carry. I might have gone a little overboard, actually. It’ll probably take me the next 6 months to […]