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Weekend Funniness

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I’m applying for Teaching Assistant jobs right now (ok, not right now, but close enough). 

I’m starting to wish (not for the first time this year) that there was one universally-accepted form that could be submitted to the endless slew of people who need me to describe why I think I am teh awesome in 2000 words or less.  Plus publications.  And relevant work experience. And relevant coursework. 

I’m getting very good at application-filling-outing, but it’s time consuming.  Thank gawd for “cut and paste”. 

That said, it’s worth filling out just one more application (ha, I wish) in order to be granted the opportunity to shape and influence young, impressionable minds.  I wonder what class I’ll get…Evolution and Phylogeny? Wildlife Conservation? Population and Community Ecology? 

*rubs hands with great gloms of geekish glee* 


Random Digression: tonight I prepared roasted garlic-thyme butter as my contribution to a company potluck breakfast tomorrow (I was put on butter duty and subsequently informed by an ex-chef coworker that it would be totes lamesauce to simply show up with a block of plain butter, which was totes my original intention).  Having succumbed to peer pressure, I now have one beautiful roll of plain butter and one of fancy herbed butter ready to be sliced into artful discs for my coworkers’ consumption.  My assessment of this “herbed butter” thing: very tasty (and pretty!), but OMG labour-intensive.  And now I have a food processor to hand-wash.  I think I will pretend I don’t see it until tomorrow morning. 

What’s your geek factor?

I firmly fall into the “geek” category (with a hint of “dweeb”) according to this Venn Diagram (spotted on OZ), as I’ve long suspected.  Good to know my instincts were right.

It’s always prudent to see if you can replicate your findings, however.  So I present additional evidence:

The most common google queery that leads people to this blog is “Science Geek”.

How geeky are you would describe me as a “moderate academic geek”.

The Geek Test v 1.0.3 says I’m only 26.7834% geek.  (DIRTY LIES!!!)

The Nerd Test, however, has me among the 63rd percentile of nerds.  Similarly, the Geek Test says I`m 60% geeky, and  this science geek test places me at 69th percentile (and I get the title “Doctor”, hee).  I scored 11/11 on Test your science savy.

I like the “how geeky are you” approach: it recognizes that there are multiple facets of geekdom (pop culture, technology, food, academic, etc.), much in the way educators now acknowledge the existence of multiple intelligences.  I bet, if I could find a “How much of a BUG geek are you” test, I’d score pretty darn high.  (Sadly, a Google search yeilds nothing.  Hm.  A project for a rainy day, perhaps?)
What makes YOU get your geek on?

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