Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm it.

8 Things I am Passionate About:
science education
the idealistic notion that if people have education and autonomy, they will make decisions that yield an outcome approaching the ideal
cultural relativism
population (birth) control

8 Books I Have Read and Enjoyed:
The Princess Bride
Maniac Magee
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
The Wanderer
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
The Westing Game

8 Words/Phrases I Say Often:
Good job
I love you
I was listening to this program on the radio...
(I don't know, I don't really talk that much.)

8 Things I Want to do Before I Die:
Make a home
Make a difference
Make a quilt
See a positive change in the world/national approach to environmentalism
See someone go from great little kid to amazing adult, and know that I was part of that change
Volunteer (more)
Learn everything
Eat a sustainable diet

8 Things I Learned This Past Year:
Sometimes when you try your best, it still isn't good enough
People can let you down without even trying
I'm not really interested in gardening
The only thing that makes ivy league schools better is their networking systems
Getting involved can get you a job
I really am qualified for something besides a post-doc
Many of my friends are better than I expected
Writing a PhD thesis isn't hard at all

8 People I want to Tag:
I don't know 8 people with blogs, just two. And Kristen tagged me. So... Meera? You're it.


  1. ROFL that you are not that interested in gardening. After all that work!! LOL

  2. Yeah. After all that work (which wasn't so bad), I'm not even interested in enjoying the fruits of my labor. I'd much rather just get some from the farmer's market. Kinda sad, I think. At least I can say I tried it.

  3. very sad, but there is a point that a farmer is probably going to be better at it and more efficient than you. and if you don't get enjoyment from it intrinsically then it can be a frustrating hobby. i think its great that you tried it. still going to do flowers? you seemed happier with the outcomes there.

  4. Yeah, I think flowers were easier. It's still work up front, but then if I get bored before summer's over, I'll still have flowers (among weeds, maybe), instead of rotting food.