Awesome: At the end of a talk on the interaction between alcohol consumption and circadian rhythms, someone noted that the speaker had toted all these negative effects of alcohol consumption and he wondered what the positive effects were. In other words, what's the societal advantage of keeping liquor around?
I joked that alcohol consumption increased population size, therefore it was evolutionarily advantageous.
Awkward: Among many other distinguished faculty and such, my statistics teacher was there and heard me.
Awesome: In class this week, he decided we should do hypothesis testing on a real example, namely that alcohol increases fertility rates. He calls it the 'Rachael conjecture.'
Awesome: The idea of this soup..
Awesome: Finding this partially inflated giant balloon and proceeding to play with it for ~45 minutes.
Awesome x 2: Everyone else wanted to play with it, too so I made new friends!
*Faces blocked for privacy. :)
Awesome: This bush/leaf super man!
Awesome: Getting to go to lunch with a visiting speaker (read: free lunch + interesting conversations)
Awkward: This particular speaker was someone with whom I had interviewed with at another school and who had accepted me to his lab (which obviously I didn't pick....)
Awesome: He's such a sweetheart, it wasn't really awkward at all!
Awkward: The noise I emitted when I was slammed in the leg by a soccer ball.
Awesome: The bruise it left...
Awesome: I feel like I'm heading to Hogwarts when I go to the gym at night...
Awkward: Finding this staring down on at me from the cupboard by my desk.
Awkward: Forgetting last week to ask you guys to put your awkward/awesomes in the comments below and being sad that I didn't get to read any of YOUR funny/great moments.... So share 'em below!