chalcedony: (Indy)
Kanye West has knocked up Kim Kardashian? Perhaps the Maya were right after all. ;)
chalcedony: (margarita)
The local ABC affiliate is reporting that bedbugs have been found in two of the dorms on campus. Ick, ick, ICK!!!

::shudder:: Apparently, all assignments in my classes will be turned in through Blackboard for the foreseeable future.

Uh oh

Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:27 pm
chalcedony: (home)
An article published yesterday in the on-line version of Nature, titled "Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011" describes ... well, just what the title says. We now have a hole in the ozone layer over the North pole to match our previously existing hole over the South pole. Good for us!

My life is hectic beyond belief right now. I haven't even read email in well over a week, so if you're waiting for a reply ... end of this week, I promise.
chalcedony: (kindle)
While perusing Amazon, what do I see but this horror ...

Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers
by Ann Herendeen

From Publishers Weekly:
No Cliff's Notes required for this classic, recast by Herendeen (Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander) with a bisexual backstory that would have had the Regency author blushing. Though Herendeen claims she's merely unearthed the hidden story from clues already written into the original, what unquestionably occurs in this unlikely redo is erotic, witty and as often silly as refreshing. Here, Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy match wits and sexual appetites while engaging in same-sex relationships, she with older-and-wiser Charlotte, he with younger and pliable Charles Bingley, who struggles with his attraction to Elizabeth's sister, Jane. Sure, the permutations make the already complicated plot even more convoluted, but the sex—hokey as it is with all the pulsing and throbbing—helps ease the prideful misunderstandings and ignorant prejudices.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
chalcedony: (ninety degrees)
An excellent illustration of why science education is so critically important:


Dec. 13th, 2006 05:10 pm
chalcedony: (professor)
One of my Honors students just referenced Ann Coulter as an expert on health issues in a presentation on whether or not a possible human carcinogen should be banned.

Excuse me, I need to go open a vein.


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