WHY HELLO THERE.
ETA: Is anyone else getting the wonky new editor? I accidentally posted to my kinja and not GT...sigh. Anyway. I got this response on my stupid-silly post about Taylor Swift on the mainpage.
We all have encountered these people, right? The obsessives? The ones who maybe go to Disney World/Land multiple times a year? Or else are obsessed with *talking* about their trip to Disney World? The ones who are into the happily-ever-after-princesses-and-DISNEY-MAGIC! stuff?
Holy crap, the women of Game of Thrones are acting their ASSES off. The actresses who play Margaery and Sansa have it dialed.
Happy Game of Thrones night, Jezzies! Hope everyone else had a nice, springy Sunday...'cause it was cold and QUITE windy here!
I have to go over Darwin for lab this week and I'm a little afraid I'm going to cry when I start talking about the elegance of Origin of Species. I'm usually pretty good at masking my heartfelt nerd emotions under a mask of casual teacheriness, but my hormones are making the mask drop right about now...
So, two awesome people are having what is sure to be one of the world's most awesome babies, and I am *beside myself* shopping the interwebz for baby shower presents.
Working on a presentation for my committee meeting tomorrow, poking around the NSF grants database, only to find...
Sometimes I randomly remember that there is a really significant portion of the American public that does not believe in climate change, and I just want to headdesk into unconsciousness.
I wish Word would stop autocorrecting "ungaged" in my hydrology study guide. It is not my fault that hydrologists decided to make up a discipline-specific spelling of "gauge" just for fun, and I do not know what an "ungagged watershed" would be nor do I care to find out.
Am I overlooking an obvious source for a 4x6 kitchen rag rug under $100 or so? Amazon has failed me and little seems to be available on eBay. Anyone have other ideas?
Hey mods, just want to say thanks for all you do!
Out of NOWHERE DudeJeans made the most amazing baked potato soup from a brand-new recipe last night. Oh my god, you guys, it was so good. It was so good I wanted to marry it. Best part — DudeJeans was clearly *so* proud but didn't want to let on how excited he was about how it turned out, and this morning he put a…
First comment on the ND abortion ban article - someone joking about how nobody lives in ND.
Any recommendations for a sturdy chef's knife that isn't prohibitively expensive? (AKA price range goes up to $50 or thereabouts.) I have a Kuhn Rikon paring knife that I love, so I was looking at their stuff, but wasn't sure if there's something better out there! Thoughts?
I feel like such an asshole right now...the weather is finally edging toward warming up, so I'm thinking about mountain biking again. Toward the end of last summer, DudeJeans built me this beautiful kickass new bike, and it's bright, shiny red. I'm shopping online for new mt bike shorts, and found a good deal on…
Dear Tom Hardy,
I am having to take a minute to, again, grapple internally with the notion that there are people in the developed world who are just against vaccines. Just, against them, as a thing. Sometimes I *really* feel Louis CK's whole "Everything is amazing and nobody is happy" schtick.
So, I like a good fight, but don't make it a habit to watch boxing or MMA bouts unless it's somebody I care about. However, somehow last night I wound up at DudeJeans's fight night shindig with his work buds, and had a great time...which is worrisome, because I don't need another sport to obsess over! Two takeaways: