Weekend Open Thread Commentganza

It’s only nine o’clock, but the hamster in the wheel that makes our server go needs a drink, so we’re knocking off early and letting you guys have run of the place until Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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242 Comments Weekend Open Thread Commentganza

  1. Avatar of BicuriousShoesBicuriousShoes

    I still don’t have the hang of the open threads schedule… Is the weekend open thread supposed to go on until Monday evening?

    In any case, hi everone! It’s almost midnight here and I’m hard at work. Also, this is what happened two minutes ago:

    Me: I need to pull the most productive all-nighter ever, and I feel like my confidence is failing. Can you remind me that I’m a good writer, I thrive under pressure, and I can definitely do this?

    Partner: I think you should go to bed and get eight hours’ sleep.

    NOT HELPING!

      1. Avatar of BicuriousShoesBicuriousShoes

        Haha, I wasn’t fishing for encouragement, but I LOVE YOU!

        Ok, I have my cup of coffee, I have a big chunk of chocolate, I have my draft, I don’t have a to-do list because I fear I may cry looking at it… Let’s do this!

  2. Avatar of Sabe

    Hi, yall!

    Guys, it is not even close to being the weekend anymore but I wanted to get my first Persephone post out there! I have diaspora’d from the Other Ladyblog – and I was there for years, so this is kind of surreal. So looking forward to the newness and excellence of PM!

  3. Avatar of ModelSystemModelSystem

    Hello, hello! I tried to sign up a couple of weeks ago and encountered technical problems, and only now got the chance to attempt a re-register and it appears to have worked. I have been browsing this site for a while and I am so excited and invigorated by many of the articles. I am especially excited to see a science column; I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in behavioral ecology/evolutionary biology, and I really love seeing articles addressing public perception of science, activism in science, women in science, etc. Plus, book reviews? Essays? Open threads with awesome commenters? I’m excited to be a part of this community!

  4. Avatar of doomcupcakedoomcupcake

    I just spent four days at a conference with several co-workers I barely know. They’re all like these suburban sorority moms and I’m like this alt-lifestyle nerd wearing a TARDIS dress. It was incredibly uncomfortable and I’m very glad to be home.

  5. Avatar of Sissy LarueSissy Larue

    Anyone else have the Oscar fever? I’m ashamed to say that I’m actually watching the Red Carpet Pre-show. The pre-show! I’m going to be burnt out before the ceremony even starts.

    1. Avatar of LizzieLizzie

      I am watching the pre-show too, so glad to know it’s not just me. This is an excellent way for me to put off writing a report for work:) Did you see the Black Swan fashion show they just did on E? I haven’t seen the movie, but something about those models’ outfits creeped me out.

  6. Avatar of Scarlett WaldorfScarlett Waldorf

    So last night at the bar my friends and I got to talking about casting a real life version of Jem and the Holograms. We got some of the cast picked out but I need help with some more. here’s our list so far:
    Jem: Lady Gaga
    Kimber: Katy Perry
    Shana: Rhianna
    Synergy: Madonna
    Pizazz: Ke$ha
    Stormer: Kat Von Dee
    People we need cast: Rio, Roxy, Raya, and Aja and any other characters you can think of. Your help is much appreciated!

    1. Avatar of LizzieLizzie

      Maybe Justin Timberlake as Rio? I can’t really remember a lot of the characters other than the ones you listed, but I think you could work in Pink and Fergie somewhere. And I could see Robert Downey Jr as Eric Raymond!

  7. Avatar of TashiTashi

    BEST NEWS!!!! I heard back and I will be allowed to submit my paper to the symposium – without having to travel to PA to do it (and miss my honeymoon with Wash)!

    They will have a grad student work with me on it and the grad will be the one to present my paper on my behalf.

    Oh man. I’m excited. This is one of the few things I have *just to myself* it’s not about Wash, or Cancer or that shit, this was all me.

    Gods I am so proud of myself and excited. Yaaaaaay!

    1. Avatar of QueenjulieQueenjulie

      I am such a dork–the idea of presenting a paper to a symposium makes me absolutely light-headed with glee! YAY! I’m so excited for you! Of course, I’m the dweeb who is constantly asking her instructor (who is currently working on her PhD dissertation) if she needs any help with her data analysis. :)

      1. Avatar of TashiTashi

        Oh I am excited for this. I am a very proud nerd and am already excited at the prospect of doing more research and polishing my paper.
        Library trip!
        :D

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