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Bounty for Donor's Choose
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If I couldn't be a scientist
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That's not the shape of his head.
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Glutton for Punishment
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I talk to machines.
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World's worst Journal Club.
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Hell, I did know then, I just didn't know it until it hit me.
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How I ended up a scientist.
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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 6, 2010

Ok people, here's the deal: I wanted to be a biology teacher forever. One of my favorite things in the world is seeing that look on a student's face when they get it. So in order to see the look on someone's face, I've decided to run a contest in which you can see the look on someone's face: Mine.

For each project that gets funded through my page at the Labspaces linky, I will post a picture of me doing something ridiculous. If you know me at all, I don't like having my picture taken. My close friend, @imagegoddess, will attest to this. I set the bar low people. Let's get this done! If everyone that visits this site would give up the $4.00 that normally would give them an over-sugared, over-caffeinated *$ drink, we might be able to make some kids excited about science. One of them could become an engineer, or a biologist, or president. Let's be a little tired tomorrow to make some children excited.

Here's the link: Linky-Linky

Here are the picture options:

Me with a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Me doing a cartwheel in front of my lab door the day I got my first clone in grad school.

Me and Jackass the day I defended.

Me with a riding crop.

Me in this year's Halloween costume. (Obviously not until November 1st)

If more 6 projects are funded, I will record a voice mail/phone alarm message for a randomly generated donor (this might only really work if you are a boy, but whatever floats your boat :) )

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Jason Goldman
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Ha! I dunno if I'd rather see the cartwheel or have you on my voicemail.

Image Goddess
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Ooooo, I have more pictures we can put on that list!!!! And yes people - she is extremely stingy with getting her picture taken - I just choose to ignore her because she can't stop me. Laughing

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Oh my- what a great idea. I want to see Jackass....or maybe the halloween costume. What are you going to be?

Genomic Repairman
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I might even be willing to offer up some classic photos of me if I can find the SD memory card:

-Me pissing in the snow while watched in horror by a lady with kids.

-Me (obviously) drunk as shit trying to like a fancily dressed girl's boob.

-Me (once again) drank as shit (but wait) back during the braces in college stage dressed as an M&M for Halloween.

-Me (sadly still kind of sober) getting drunk with a guy in a bull costume at the rodeo.  Bulls not drinking, just me folks.

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This is great. I'm going to be spending a lot of money.

The credit card companies will think my cards were stolen by Robin Hood.


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Geeka, I noticed that you have different projects than the others. I really like this one:

Can everyone else add it to their page too? Just so it has a better chance of getting funded.

This one is cool too and is on GeneGeek's page:

DNA Electrophoresis:



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Great idea with the photo incentive. I also hate having my picture taken and don't know if I could do the same thing.

I've added the Hip Bone project to my giving page.

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LOL, I love it. If we get it done I'll give you access to my facebook account and you can pick which one of the several hundred  photos of me drunk you wanna share! >:)

Thomas Joseph
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Hmmm ... that gives me an idea. But I'll have to seriously mull it over.

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