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PSA: It's cold, buy a Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cold Fusion
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
January (2)

Going back
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fun with Jackass
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
2010 (33)
December (4)

The 12 days of (Lab) Christmas
Friday, December 24, 2010

I really hope there isn't a number 3
Thursday, December 9, 2010

So why don't you have more papers?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Picking a project
Thursday, December 2, 2010
November (2)October (7)

As promised: Geeka and A Cow
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Finishing something
Saturday, October 23, 2010

A cartwheeling Geeka
Monday, October 18, 2010

Some Classroom got funded, I get embarrassed.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bounty for Donor's Choose
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If I couldn't be a scientist
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

That's not the shape of his head.
Friday, October 1, 2010
September (6)

Glutton for Punishment
Saturday, September 25, 2010

I talk to machines.
Friday, September 24, 2010

World's worst Journal Club.
Monday, September 20, 2010

The IACUC Chair
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hell, I did know then, I just didn't know it until it hit me.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stuff Geeka Likes: The Toys Edition
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
August (9)

How I ended up a scientist.
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monday morning crapped on my head.
Monday, August 23, 2010

Naming your equipment
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stuff Geeka Likes: Inaugural edition
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Silent Squee
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In which I come clean
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Having a bad day
Monday, August 9, 2010

My blogging philosophy
Friday, August 6, 2010

Balance? We don't need no stinking balance.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
July (5)
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Hi! I'm Geeka. I've been a scientist for, I don't know, it seems like forever, I guess since I started college, so, like 15 years? Anyhow, this is where I'm going to give my take on a bunch of stuff. I'm usually a little bit out there (that is, I don't see the obvious at the outset), which means that you are probably going to have to deal with reading such topics as: Interpersonal relationship training for scientists, my lab pet peeves, how to get along in business when you just came straight out of academia, trying to deal with having a life and being a scientist, really odd topics for a paper, random stuff I found on the internet that made me shoot coffee out of my nose, you know, (ab)normal Geeka. Why the title? Because at the very heart of me, I'm a virologist, and while I don't necessarily do that now, it's how I view the scientific world.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I just got my first email telling me that one of the projects I picked got funded, so here is the first, of hopefully many pictures of Geeka


This is the day of my 5th birthday. You can see 3 things:

  • My best friends are guys.
  • My first friend (Alex) is wearing a Star Trek shirt. I was hanging out with the nerds even then.
  • I am making fists because I really hated wearing that dress.


Come one people, you can do better. One less mocha for you, one more hour of blushing for me.

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UC Davis
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I know that this one wasn't exactly detailed in the offerings in the previous post, but I felt that it was appropriate.

Thomas Joseph
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Hopefully your friend didn't meet with an untimely demise the next time he was beamed down to a new planets surface.

Washington University School of Medicine
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Aren't you adorable!

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Nice picture!

This might just be the impetus I needed to make more donations.

biochem belle
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The little girl looks just like a tiny version of your avatar. How cute! Smile

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Ohhh, now there's a dillemma. A drink named after you, water molecules, or embarassing pics of Geeka?

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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If that dress came in grown-up sizes, I would totally wear it.  You're adorable!!!

biochem belle
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Well, at least Julie's cookies aren't restricted by blogger--otherwise, we'd all be screwed :p

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I funded a project on Thomas Joseph's page.

Tom- Are you offering any bribes?

Thomas Joseph
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I'm trying to think of a good one. I thought of doing a video of me singing ICP's Miracles (but it's too dang long), I thought of outing myself ala TideLiar (he so totally should have used that as a bribe but he did it for free) but I dunno about that one, I thought about offering my services and proofreading a manuscript for someone if they needed it (for free), and I thought about making my grandma's secret cheesecake recipe available to someone who donates to my page (but I have to find the recipe). Any other ideas?  I do have a picture of me being groped by a statue of a orangutan. Would that be a suitable bribe?

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Hmmm.......well, you think about it. I don't need any quid pro quo anyway.

A singing video would be really funny.

Jason Goldman
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Best picture ever.

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