I have to write a book report. It was due in May 2007. That incomplete is going to turn into an F. Yet, I can't bring myself to write it. The name of the book is called "They're not dumb, they're different." I would like to say it is a book about special ed or something, but the "they" that is being referred to is actually...
wait for it...
For real. It's a book about how scientists tend to teach science in a way that seems logical to them, but we alienate wide swaths of the population who think differently than us, but are still capable of doing science (and apparently we need more scientists, so this alienation is a bad thing). I mean, how many digits of pi do we really need to know?Anyway, all that is beside the point (except to note that it appears we will run again under Dr. Peter Venkman's quote "Back off man, I'm a scientist.")
I mostly just wanted to welcome Meg to our little team here. Her blog is named Project Procrastination, which means she'll totally fit right in. She also has a Dr. in front of her name, one less kidney than the rest of us, and the title of Ironman.
We are still down three people though! I have people on the burners but they haven't been able to confirm that they can get work off yet, so I am still looking for whoever is up for a weekend of running! Anyone? Anyone? We'll only make you memorize pi out to the first five digits. I swear!
In world travel news, I may have to cancel my trip to Norway to make a last minute trip to Uganda. I would much rather be running a half-marathon in the midnight sun than melting in the equator sun (been there, done that), but there is a SNAFU with a project we are working on there and somehow I ended up being the person who is in charge of trying to fix it.
Just to make myself feel better:Okay, now I am going to write a compelling book report about all the "special" people.
05/22/17 PHD comic: 'Limits'
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