Category Archives: Sciency Things

Resolutions And Such

vacuuming a stuffed hippo

I’ve struggled with what to do with this blog, as I don’t get many chances to review museums anymore. You’d think that working in a museum would leave me with plenty of stories about museums, but it’s tough to write about my job right after I’ve spent the day¬†at work. For a whole year, I Continue Reading →

Oh Yes, Wyoming! Adventures in Museum Renovations and Paleoclimates

T-Rex vs. Triceratops

[ Ok first: Has it really been nearly TWO MONTHS since my last post?! Ay caramba. I hope you’ve all been keeping yourselves busy by reviewing the candidates’ answers to the Science Debate questions. If not, well, here’s a picture of some dinosaurs to cheer you up.] I must say, I’ve really been enjoying Wyoming, Continue Reading →

Prepping for Science Debate 2012


To get in the political mindset for the upcoming election, Ryan and I recently started watching The West Wing. Well, it was a choice between that and Deadwood, since we just moved to the Wild West. Anyway, in one of our (frequent) pauses to discuss the actors/the script/the overdone music/the similarities or differences to today’s Continue Reading →

Ooh, A New Challenge

field guide cover

My dad sent me this link today, and while my first thought was “um, what now?”, my second was “whoa, that’s pretty cool!”, followed quickly by “damn, I wish I’d thought of that”. The collection development librarian at the California Academy of Sciences, Diane T. Sands, also happens to be a freelance science illustrator who’s Continue Reading →

It’s Tapirs All The Way Down…

fused fossil rhino rib

I was not a particularly happy camper this morning, having woken up balls-early for a road trip out to Boone, NC. Thankfully, my mood had vastly improved by the time we reached the Gray Fossil Site and Natural History Museum outside Johnson City, TN, enabling me to better appreciate their specimens, exhibits, and dig site. Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Ready for the Fourth

I was talking with my boss yesterday about how it just doesn’t seem right that the 4th of July is in the middle of the week this year. You can’t go out of town for a three-day weekend. There’s not a lot of time to prep anything fun because you’re working Monday and Tuesday. You Continue Reading →

Science Monday

candle flame

After two straight weeks of working every day, I am finally catching my breath, and catching up on things, including TJT. I trust y’all didn’t miss me too much. There are still a bunch of things I need to tell you about AAM (the best interviews and sessions are coming up, I swear!), but this Continue Reading →

Powers of 10 Taken to a Whole New Level

Screen shot 2012-04-26 at 7.11.01 PM

Holy balls you guys, my friend Justin just sent me something amazing and I just have to share it. I’ll probably write up a whole long fancy post later, but it’s imperative you check this out now. It’s called “The Scale of the Universe 2”, and by scrolling with your mouse you can zoom in Continue Reading →