Ramblings about what I encounter within the realm of the geosciences, as well as the occasional rant about nonsense.

20 January 2009

No. 44

I saw this image over on Pharyngula. I thought I would bring it over here to celebrate Obama's inauguration. Hopefully the next few years will be a vast improvement.

Geek defined

Over at Looking for detachment, there is a brief discussion about the definition of geek, nerd, and dork. I stand by the stratification in my comment (Geek = socially acceptable, brainy person; nerd = socially awkward, brainy person; dork = socially awkward buffoon), but I remember PhD comics doing a similar bit a while back.

I am a Cool Nerd God, worship me.

Though, I am not as nerdy as ReBecca (maybe that means she occupies a higher post in the pantheon). I only scored a 92, which means I tied Silver Fox (huzzah!).

I am nerdier than 92% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!

And here are the results of the second version. I am a Cool Nerd God. And, good news, I accept cash offerings. No need to sacrifice that goat though. My sci fi/comic is almost off the scale, history/literature is looking awesome. Science/math, looking good. The others I don't care about (I'm surprised my computer is so high though).

NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd God.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and talk to others on the nerd forum!

And I am an Uber Space Nerd's Mentor. Now I just need to find an Uber Space Nerd, and I can collect that cash offering I was talking about...

The NerdTests' Space Test says I'm an Uber Space Nerd's Mentor.  What kind of space nerd are you?  Click here!

10 January 2009

Another year, another meme.

Yay, the Earth survived another perilous trip around the sun! What better way to celebrate than a little meme devoted to where I have been on Earth?


visited 9 states (4%)
Create your own visited map of The World

I have visited a paltry 4% of the world (boo). Other people involved in this meme: Clastic Detritus (where I caught it), NOLÖGIC, Looking for Detachment, The Ethical Palaeontologist, Highly Allochthonous, ReBecca's Blog and Hypo-theses

The site also has a "Where in the US" you have been and a "Where in India" map. These are what mine look like.


visited 38 states (76%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

74% of the US not too shabby. Though there are some locations that you'd think I would have passed through (I'm looking at you TN).


visited 0 states (0%)
Create your own visited map of India

I have not been to India, despite the delectable curry (T_T).

Disclaimer

All the Latin on this page is from my vague recollections from High School. There are mistakes in the text. I just was trying to get the point across

Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM

Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM
The photo of the travertine spring was taken in the small opening in the center of the image.

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