Afternoon Inqueery

AI: Pieces of Flair

Commuting by car on a daily basis is relatively new for me; I used to be able to take the train in to campus (and miss it terribly).  Something I’ve been paying more attention to since I started driving a lot more is what people stick on the backs of …

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AI: Holiday Food

So I couldn’t resist a Thanksgiving-related post, but out of a desire not to exclude our non-US readers and have it actually be (hopefully) interesting, let’s talk about food!  I just got finished making a dish my mother asks me to put together for most holiday dinners, ever since I …

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AI: Conventions

Skepticon is this weekend and I, unfortunately, will not be able to attend. In fact, I haven’t attended a skeptic convention yet. Are they even worth it? I know everyone gets excited about these things, but what can we learn from them? Or is it even about that? So, who’s …

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AI: Halloween

I always end up wishing I had a Halloween party to go to and/or the time to go, and there always ends up being too much going on otherwise.  This year, I’ll be finishing NaNoWriMo prep, and starting writing at midnight, which I am looking forward to with some trepidation …

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AI: Community Events

My city’s Pride festival culminated last weekend with the parade.  I ended up not able to go because I was stuck at work essentially all weekend, and I had mixed feelings about that – I had wanted to go, but I don’t really have anyone local to go with, and …

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AI: Habituation and Comfort Zones

  Yesterday, I had to give a presentation that’s a minor milestone in my doctoral program – all the fourth years have to present at a colloquium for the rest of the department.  I had kind of a weird moment when I realized how much it wasn’t a big deal …

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AI: Fictional Media Pet Peeves

I discovered Netflix about a year ago and have since begun actually watching TV shows that didn’t require someone else sitting me down and showing them to me.  Accordingly, my list of minor pet peeves (excluding misogynistic, racist, heterosexist, and cissexist content, as I don’t consider those “peeves” so much …

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AI: Worlds Collide

I’m the sort of person who tends to have groups of friends that stay fairly separate from one another.  I’ve got my friends from lab, from various online communities, and various other subdivisions of life.  It’s always a little odd and a little stressful to me when disparate groups come …

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