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Cold Fusion
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Going back
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Fun with Jackass
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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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
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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
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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.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

When I was a young(ish) grad student, it took me forever to get my first clones. I worshiped at the alter of XhoI and KpnI. I slept with the NEB catalogue. Finally, I mentioned that if these colonies, yes, these ones here on this dish, if they were right, I would do a cartwheel in front of Jackass's door.

So I did.

A couple of things:

  • I didn't got to grad school in the 50's, our building just looked like that.
  • I was allowed to wear those shorts in lab.
  • I was wearing at least one pink sock.
  • I don't remember why my legs are that tan.
  • I got kicked out of ballet class. I am not graceful. That is as close to a cartwheel as I get.
  • I don't own a scanner.
  • We would put our drinks on the fire alarms (red box on top of wall).


Come on people. There is some teacher who is appealing to donors choose because her kindergarten students don't have chairs. CHAIRS to sit on.

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Jason Goldman
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The best part of this is that you took a photograph of a photograph.

UC Davis
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Ha ha, brilliant!  I'm going to follow suit and do one of these if my stupid cloning that I'm working on ever bloody works...I feel your pain!

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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LOL, no scanner handy??

27 and a PhD
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LOVING this!

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Nice one Geeka! Everyone needs a cloning dance!

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No scanner handy. I'm sure as hell not bring stuff like this to work!

Washington University School of Medicine
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Geeka said:

No scanner handy. I'm sure as hell not bring stuff like this to work!

But you'll post it on the internet??

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Great pic :)

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Nikkilina said:

Geeka said:

No scanner handy. I'm sure as hell not bring stuff like this to work!

But you'll post it on the internet??

I have strange rules. Haven't you figured that out yet? Wink

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