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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!

Here’s a little something to get you started:

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

242 replies on “Weekend Open Thread Commentganza”

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.


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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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. :)

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