Afternoon Inqueery

AI: City Flavor

A few months ago, there was a blog-post list of ‘The 10 Nerdiest Cities in the US’ that was making the rounds on my end of the internet.  It made me immediately pretty amused, and if I’m honest, a bit indignant, in that it names my (current) home city of …

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AI: Flying

Thanks to going to undergrad roughly a thousand miles away from my family, and now to having more friends on the west coast than I do on the east (where I live), I have flown/fly relatively often.  Over the years I’ve gone from being terrible at packing for air travel …

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AI: Soundtracks

I’m the kind of person who’ll take a new album or a mixed CD and play it on loop until I’m almost sick of it, and then have that music permanently or semi-permanently imprinted on my brain as the soundtrack to whatever was going on at the time of the …

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AI: Triage

I’m pretty sure we all – sometimes if not extremely regularly – end up in situations where we can do one thing to take care of ourselves or we can do another that we need to do for external reasons, and skipping the first will negatively impact the second, but …

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AI: Putting Out Fires

My experience in lab the last few weeks has, for the most part, been one long string of expletives because the adage “when it rains, it pours” always seems to apply to equipment issues for us.  I don’t react all that well to an extended string of these issues, but …

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AI: Summer Plans

It always makes me laugh when people ask what I have planned for “summer break,” as if there is actually a break involved for me (there isn’t), but even people who are or have been PhD students ask that question, sometimes.  I guess it’s pretty ingrained for at least those …

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AI: Internet Reading Material

I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately with regard to intake of new content – I’ve been busy with both school and various creative projects and not left a lot of time to keep up with things.  But I have a pile of things – mostly articles, some …

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AI: Weird Hobbies

Ever since I was a kid who got sent to bed far earlier than I was actually prepared to sleep, I’ve had a tendency to pick up somewhat nonstandard and ultimately not very useful skills on a whim – I taught myself to juggle one-handed (poorly), while sitting on my …

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