"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Friday, November 28, 2008

As if there was any doubt...

I am a super geek.

I was intrigued by this fourth folder, fourth picture thingy I have seen lurking around blogland.

This is the fourth picture in my fourth folder.


Are you kidding me?

Shirleyperly has a professional Runner's World photo shoot where she not only looks like a world class runner, but a super model to boot, AKA Alice has her adorable children as babies covered in bandaids, Cindy has adorable Dink playing fetch AND her cute as pie son being carried in an Igloo cooler (she cheated and posted 2), Stef has a soapy, sweet face, poochalicious, Brinley.

And me? I have Dorkfest 2008.

Photo Explanation: This is a transmission electron micrograph of 3 T2 bacteriophages (bacteria specific viruses) injecting their DNA into an E. coli cell. I mean, as transmission electron micrographs go it is pretty darn cool, but...umm... yeah.

Excuse me while I go find my pocket protector, I have to get ready for the Star Trek convention.

9 comments:

Willie said...

Wow that's the best electron micrograph of 3 T2 bacteriophages I've ever seen! Didn't I see those in Playboy a few issues back? Centerfold I think.

I know all this bacteria and biology stuff happens all the time but I'd just rather not see it in pictures. I'm OK living in ignorant bliss really. I have no idea what those bacteriophages are doing but it doesn't look good and if my doctor ever tells me I'm infected with them now I'll know what they look like. Thanks a lot!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

LOL. But *why* do you have a photo of this on your computer? Did you take the photo? Were you researching this?

cindy said...

You are too funny!! And, you're not a dork.

I like the picture - ain't nothing wrong with being smart :-)

cindy said...

I meant...you're not a geek. But, you're certainly not a dork either!!

Heather said...

You would have something like this on your computer because you are a Biology teacher, not a dork.

Plus it's these kinds of things about you that make me like you ;)

Carolina John said...

wow, that is some serious geek stuff. i thought my pic was quirky, it's a 5 generation pic of my fam. but jimminy crickets, you take the cake!

Carolina John said...

oh and btw, i am also a super dork. more with computers than biology, but still, super dork.

ShirleyPerly said...

Dorky or not ... OK, yes dorky, but I think this is one of the funniest 4th/4th photos I've seen. At a glance, I thought it was 3 guys taking a piss.

undermyownsteam said...

Hey - I didn't have to go looking for my pocket protector! Not that I know what any of that phage stuff is but I do some math geek stuff. Anyway - guess what? Yeah, yeah chicken butt, I know. But really, guess what? I'm doing the Beach2Battleship next year - the half-ironman. Eek.