Archive for February, 2009

Science rocks my socks

I’ve been working madly to get some data together to present at a conference in a few months and last night I wrote the last line of code, plotted the data, and just sat there for a minute. Sometimes (and by sometimes I mean all the time) science is surprising. Something I thought was sort […]

The power of stories

Nothing in science – nothing in life, for that matter – makes sense without theory.  It is our nature to put all knowledge into context in order to tell a story, and to re-create the world by this means. From E.O Wilson’s Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Weekly Top 5

So I’m still kind of terrified of this week and dreading the coming sleep deprivation. But I’m feeling pretty optimistic for a few reasons: I’m really struggling with some of my scholarship essays, but I have amazing and brilliant friends who are helping to shape them into something good. I have several pounds of coconut […]

So my outfit might look a little strange with snow boots…

My life has improved since my last post about wearing giant ugly boots every day to get to school/work.  I have started taking Dr. Isis’s advice and bring pretty shoes to wear while I’m at work.  I just hide my snow boots under my desk! I think I’m going to need to get a bigger […]

Bad news, good news

I have a terrible cold and no chicken noodle soup. BUT the weather is looking gorgeous for the next few days: While I may complain non-stop about having a cold, a stuffed up nose is much nicer than a migraine.  In other migraine news, I finally found some good barometric pressure information for the United […]

Good dishes make me cook more

Why yes, I do get a little excited about a nice baking dish.  If it was mine, I’d be inspired to make this Artichoke, Potato, and Portobello Mushroom Casserole recipe.

Migraine Log – Week 11

I’ve been taking Petadolex for my migraines for 10 weeks now (The first week I wasn’t taking it).  I’ve got 2 more weeks before I get to the 3 months mark – the amount of time it can take for the medicine to start working.  I’ll be taking it for 2 or 3 weeks beyond […]