Search Results: experience
28 Jan 2004: Learning from Experience
Human Fuzzies, Personal: Cactaceae, prickly pear · 3 comments
How long does one have to live in the desert before realizing that cactuses are hateful? They seem fuzzy and tasty, but they hate you with a deep, abiding, and very personal hatred, which they express at every opportunity by launching time-release milli-sp ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... stereotype etc etc. But if these plant names were commonly experienced as a disagreeable reminder of oppression, I would've expected to ...
2 Apr 2013: Dandelion Mead
Food: Asteraceae, brewing, dandelions, Food, honey, mead, metheglin, natural dyes, Onagraceae · 3 comments
... vegetable matter" sort of smell to it, which I've mostly experienced as an unfortunate, unrecoverable error in vodka infusions. Scary! ...
20 Mar 2013: Why Boner Jokes Aren’t Funny (Even When They Are)
Politics, Science: dick jokes, sexual harassment, women in engineering, women in science · 4 comments
... all genders and sexual orientations to participate. In my experience, though, inclusive crudity is surprisingly rare. Outside of ... have space for anyone other than straight cis women). Experience has taught me that most people divide their humor into bins of ...
24 Feb 2013: Sunday Salad Report
Food, Personal: Apiaceae, Araliaceae, Asteraceae, basketry, Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae, diary, Lamiaceae, salad · 1 comment
... tingling in my brain will benefit from a little more experience homebrewing with normal ingredients, anyway. (I'm only on my ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... in terms of something external, like the animal's likely experience of its life and death, or the environmental impacts of how it was ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... I will not have to explain to them how a situation they experienced as a minor annoyance could have been life-threatening to me. Other ...
25 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists? Part II
Human Fuzzies, Science: disciplinary boundaries, professional licensing, Washington · 14 comments
... and then my professional clock would start ticking - experience gained prior to completing these educational requirements doesn't ...
14 Mar 2009: Beer Meringue Pie
Food: beer, Cannabaceae, hops, meringue, pie, recipes · 6 comments
... fantastic; it should be possible to replicate that experience in a pie. American food shies away from bitterness in any form, ...
17 Feb 2009: Teaching Engineers to Blog?
Meta: · 6 comments
... in fits and starts so I don't think I can rely on my own experience to explain it to them. So...I was wondering if you had any thoughts ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... another. What changes is the intensity of the earthquake experience, which is measured using a different scale, the Mercalli Intensity ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... however small the flake 86. Find a meteorite fragment 87. Experience a volcanic ashfall 88. Experience a sandstorm 89. See a tsunami 90. Witness a total solar eclipse - ...
31 Oct 2008: Happy Halloween, Charlie Brown!
Aimless: · 2 comments
I'm tempted to hand out rocks to the neighborhood children tonight... but I suppose caramels are just as bad for their teeth. ...
15 Oct 2008: Oh Look, Links
Links: · 2 comments
... we know what we know. There's an interesting mix of direct experience and hearsay for propositions like "Humans cause global warming" and ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... Kimberly is interested in the relationship between early experiences with catcalling and current experiences. The survey she is currently conducting is an extension of her ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... and math teachers in the audience, does this describe your experience? I find it hard to imagine a math curriculum that doesn't build on ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... but somehow managed to hold itself together. But the experience left scars. We are fairly certain that one of the scars from that ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... at least to M. Paul Choffat) his weaning was a traumatic experience, as he tore off a piece of his mother's side while ripping himself ...
25 Mar 2008: The Five Emotions of Thesis-Writing
Aimless: · 13 comments
... think there are also five emotions that one can experience while writing up a thesis: Despair, frustration, irritability, ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... conclusion, I will present an anecdote about my personal experience of white privilege, which has absolutely nothing to do with my ...
29 Feb 2008: Focus is a Renewable Resource
Aimless: · 5 comments
... with many of the symptoms. I think this is a common experience - there are times when even the most attentive of us can't focus as ...
14 Feb 2008: The Union Bogeyman
Aimless: · 15 comments
... arguments about graduate student unions by drawing on the experiences of unionized campuses and perhaps even some data about unionized ...
31 Dec 2007: Year in Review
Meta: clip show · no comments
... you’re trying to make sense of your own grad school experience, but I really don’t recommend plowing all the way through ...
23 Nov 2007: Pumpkin-Durian Pie
Food: Cucurbitaceae, durian, Malvaceae, pie, recipes · 4 comments
... was nervous about the texture, since I don't have much experience with custard pies, but it turned out perfectly - fluffier than a ...
3 Oct 2007: November Scientiae Call for Posts
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, scientiae · 3 comments
... voices should dominate the conversation about women's experiences, the job of thinking about gender in science belongs to everyone! ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
I'm teaching Intro to Earthquakes again this semester, and today feels like a light blogging day, so it's time to see how out-of-touch I am with this year's entering freshman class, as determined by some random people in Wisconsin. You can tell they're in ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... Flea's just launched in to a series of posts on her experiences with working poverty and welfare. Part One: I was expecting a ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... if you're trying to make sense of your own grad school experience, but I really don't recommend plowing all the way through unless ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... some pressure to come up with a good story about my experience as a leak. The pressure comes in part from colleagues, who ask ... your problems will all go away. I don't feel I have experienced any visible sexism*, but it has not escaped my notice that in my ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... much difference this would have made to my undergraduate experience. Hell, to my graduate experience. --yami] To the supremely practical: When you write letters of ...
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... tricks, though, just pure small earthquake shaking experience available to anyone who's lived here long enough). However, I seemed ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... is racially categorized has significant impacts on one's experience in society, regardless of one's personal level of ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... extended social network just landed a book deal on women's experiences in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). ... gathered from research studies with actual women's experiences. Interviewees will include both women who have become frustrated ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... a bit off-kilter. This is because, while men's and women's experiences are hardly strictly divided along gender lines, the stories that ...
27 Jun 2006: Inconsequentialnesses
Human Fuzzies, Links: craigslist, fart jokes · 5 comments
... snails, slugs, and perhaps a salamander or two. Experience Oakland's sub-sidewalk ecology, with layers of fauna and flora which ...
18 Apr 2006: There Goes $14,000
Politics: academia, money, sexism · 14 comments
... list discipline-specific corrections for things like experience, number of publications, external funding, etc., but it does take ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... what interests them and often tie the link to their own experience. Why is it more valid for the discussion to take place in one forum ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... to live in a schmatriarchal society. I'm pretty sure the experience of systemic schmoppression would teach us new and interesting things ...
24 Aug 2005: Items
Personal: co-op living, rush week · 6 comments
... I cry tears of sadness! After my exceptionally pleasant experience with Caltech's hybrid frat-coop-dorm Houses, I felt almost ...
21 Aug 2005: How Many For Just A Nice Relaxing Coma?…
Links: caffeine, guest posts, mind-altering substances · no comments
... course, at this time of the year [based on prior experience], it takes quite a few less than that before the kidneys start to ...
19 Jul 2005: I Hate Life Hacks
Personal: 3x5 index cards, i hate everything, Internet overload · 3 comments
... y'know? I don't want to be in the habit of placing every experience in some grand life plan, jotting every good idea down for future ...
12 Jul 2005: Another Tale From The Dreamtime…
Whimsy: dreams, guest posts · no comments
... I've attended, but wasn't an exact match to any in my RL experience. In this dream, my girlfriend was a teenaged Bette Midler (hey, ...
4 May 2005: Penis-Talk Redux
Politics: lifestyles of the privileged minority, masculinity · 11 comments
... relate to our own bodies. Not being fascinated by one's experience of one's own body is an artifact of privilege. And it took me, a ... of meat (and let's face it, that's a pretty fucking weird experience at times, for everyone). But society's expectations of my uterus and ...
3 May 2005: Two Tuesday Links
Links, Personal: Brazil, masculinity · 6 comments
... like a reasonable topic for same-sex bonding. Women (in my experience) do it all the time, blah blah uterus blah. Him: Um. So now ...
22 Mar 2005: Today’s Reading
Links: American history, rhetorical tactics, socks · 5 comments
... is best shared with people whose (relvant) views and experiences are not too similar, not too alien, but just the right amount of ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... you've never had a shit job ever in your life, then you've experienced a fair amount of privilege, and chances are pretty good that you're ... not class is a piece of extraneous garbage. It's been my experience that being an asshole isn't correlated with one's financial history. ...
Personal: menstruation, TMI · 49 comments
... all over your thighs, hands, and pants? Pretty good, in my experience, and that's not even counting civilian casualties like the toilet ...
5 Mar 2005: Science Friday on Saturday
Science: funny, hydrothermal vents, oceanography, science journalism · 9 comments
... of the oceanographic research-funding agencies that have experienced budget cuts lately. RW: Here are some more. IF: What about these ...
27 Feb 2005: Three Parts
Links, Personal: gender, grad school, memes, nudity, sexual tension · 16 comments
... 3 to category 4; while I can't speak to their inner experiences, from the outside it just doesn't seem that difficult. ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... can easily be rewritten: Most women have abundant experience with having their friendly, non-sexual responses misinterpreted. For ...
10 Jan 2005: The Sheep Are Still Scared
Politics: gender, sexism · 2 comments
... of ambivalence about sex are obstacles to the full experience of ...
20 Dec 2004: Excel and the Economics of Usability
Personal: capitalism sucks, i hate everything · 4 comments
... other. Why d'you suppose this is? I "customize" my toolbar experience by removing the print button, but this is periodically rejiggered to ...
19 Dec 2004: Someone Has a Small Internet
Meta: fan mail, high school, Internet citizen of the world, nostalgia · no comments
... expression of emotion that encompasses most day-to-day experiences. It might not be appropriate for the death of a loved one or the ...
2 Nov 2004: So Distracting
Personal, Politics: colds, presidential elections · no comments
... watch the results, but I'm sure it won't be a recuperative experience. If you've also given up on getting anything done until Thursday, ...
26 Jul 2004: Cruise to the Interior of the Earth!
Science: crackpots, hollow earth · 1 comment
... geology class. But if anyone needs a journaliste with experience in geology and paleontology to document this experiment, in an all ...
13 Jul 2004: Memo to the Guy in the Escalade
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cars, driving, etiquette, SUVs · no comments
... the middle pump easily accessible will make the fueling experience better and safer for ...
22 Jun 2004: You Know You’re From Where You’re From When
Whimsy: jokes · 1 comment
... Know You're From Where You're From When: Your area experiences unusual weather. You, and others in your area, enjoy talking about ...
25 Mar 2004: Pasadena: My Neighbors Have Nice Flowers
Human Fuzzies: intellectual elitism, Pasadena, urban planning, urban sprawl · 1 comment
... can't defend a city against a charge of distasteful urban experience by playing up a tiny handful of cultural attractions. The Norton ...
17 Mar 2004: Customize Your TV Dinner!
Personal: · 2 comments
... little tray compartment, enabling me to customize my lunch experience by dipping the vegetables into the sauce, or pouring the sauce over ...
9 Dec 2003: Snekaos i L.A.?
Links, Politics, Whimsy: Local Politics, Los Angeles, snow · 5 comments
... Reyes spokesman Tony Perez. "We don't have a lot of experience with the snow," said Perez, who added that he has never actually ...
23 Jul 2003: Becoming a Yuppie
Personal: · 4 comments
... units are the most hurtful, soul-gouging thing I have experienced at work thus far. Everyone uses them in ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... a student, or what I wanted to get from my undergraduate experience. Actually, I was sure, but not for more than three months at a time, ... know. I wanted to keep this to a strict look at how my experience compares to all y'all in the humanities, but I'm not sure how ...
23 Jun 2003: Someone’s At It Again
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... I'm not really qualified - you need at least three years experience in the pirate or monkey industries before you'll even be considered ...
19 Sep 2002: Incredible Finds
Personal: · no comments
... me of nothing so much as some of my previous thrift store experiences, which probably means I need to take a step back and start reading ...
25 Aug 2002: Confuse the Bubblebots
Personal: · 1 comment
... dependent on the zoom, so I didn't learn anything from the experience. Luckily, the local camera repair place offers free estimates and ...
9 Jul 2002: Quality Control Freak
Personal: ants, cleaning, household pests · no comments
... hour ago, the window sill, the toilet lid, and so on. Now, experience has taught me that I possess defective dirt-o-vision (a condition ...
2 Jun 2002: Priorities
Links, Meta, Personal: blogtinkery, soccer · 3 comments
... distracted," "the weblog equivalent of an out-of-body experience," "squishy brain slugs singing lullabies," and everyone's favorite, ...
28 Apr 2002: button bushes
Human Fuzzies: · 4 comments
... herbal supplement I've been taking since the term started. Experiences like this are precisely why I don't try such things; I'm fucked up ...
3 Apr 2002: Someone’s Hungry
Meta: · 1 comment
... butter substitute. Reflecting upon my actual experiences in the fridge, this does hold true in most cases - after all, the ...
1 Apr 2002: A Farewell
Whimsy: · 21 comments
... many bloggers have done before. For me, it's been a good experience, and I hope it's been a good ride for you guys as well. Of course, ...
10 Mar 2002: Much Ado About
Meta: · no comments
... that listening to people is a draining, unpleasant experience that must simply be suffered in silence if we wish to know the joy ...
6 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Commercial Whore
Meta: · 4 comments
... is this really the weblog equivalent of an out-of-body experience? And if it isn't... what is? The thought frightens me. I'm'a go hide ...
14 Feb 2002: Heart Moon Puppy Love Muffin
Personal, Politics: doctors, hair, Valentine's Day · no comments
... pill. I wanted to ask, is that the only reason? has your experience shown that women are more likely to follow doctor's orders if you ...
31 Jan 2002: Stupid Economy
Politics: Homeland Stupidity, job fairs, peace corps · no comments
... misogynist and homophobic as all hell. I know from my own experience that this doesn't happen to everybody, but really, it shouldn't be ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... or some other as-yet-unknown blog product. If anyone has experience with these matters, I'd like to hear about it. Probably laziness and ...
9 Dec 2001: side couples square through
Personal: agnosticism, atheism, cookies, dancing, julefrokost, monkeys, religion, religious conversion, religious preferences, square dancing, unitarian church · 1 comment
... I'd classify it as a random vision, and not a religious experience - and in a sense it's a bit of a tautology for me. The more ... you? Here I see two possibilities: Some inexplicable experience convinces me that God exists, and generally conforms to my existing ...
16 Nov 2001: gobble gobble
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cooking, thanksgiving · no comments
... to go to find every last thing then I positively dread the experience. So the first thing I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving shall be ...
2 Nov 2001: ympywyrmynt
Personal: · no comments
... way of regaining some control over your customer service experience. ---- ...
9 Oct 2001: Going Swimming
Personal: · 1 comment
... and discover that it's fucking cold. So I enjoyed the experience for about two seconds between clearing the water out of my eyes and ...
27 Sep 2001: good morning.
Links, Personal: · no comments
... background. Grief is funny. I've been lucky, and haven't experienced very much of it at all in my life, and can't recognize the patterns ...
5 Sep 2001: EZ Math
Personal: diary, math · no comments
... to class today wondering if maybe my ridiculous lack of experience with Fourier transforms and other prerequisites might hamper my ...
31 Aug 2001: bandwagon meme
Whimsy: · no comments
... monkeylisp or the american slang does not enhance one's experience of a completely horrid script. three things I feel My watch, ...
23 Jul 2001: fake personal ads
Aimless: · 6 comments
... those of you playing along at home: in my experience, the best way to get a really good crop of funny responses to your ...