Friday, May 05, 2006
1) Learned a new, awesome word: commentariat.
2) Stupid Amazon!!! Hurry up with my "congratulations on surviving the semester" gift to myself! Ships in 24 hours my _butt_.
3) First PCR after finals: failed failed failed. Has the bintgoddess lost her touch, or are her primers bad? Sigh.
4) Laughed (and cried) at the Answers In Genesis review of the Field Museum's new evolution exhibit. They implied that the Museum Powers That Be are nervously biting their nails because of the creationism museum being built a mere five hours away, in Kentucky (of course, where else would it be?). Also, creationists don't charge for parking, so clearly creationism is right and evolution is wrong. Also, apparently AIG is a young-earth creationist site, which makes their arguments even funnier. Carbon-14? A divine practical joke, apparently. That God, he's a funny guy. Yes, I believed in creationism and missing ribs and arks full of pair-wise animals, too, but then I turned 11 and got an education and stopped believing in fairy tales. Come ON, people!! If only the children of America (and elsewhere) were force-fed science on a weekly basis instead of being force-fed religion. Oh, wait, isn't that what the schools are supposed to be doing?
5) Finally worked a bit in the garden yesterday, and hopefully will some more today. I need to document which plants did and did not survive the winter, so I can buy replacements and rearrange some things. It looks like the Filipendula and the Silphium are very well established now. The sunflowers are crowding the little bluestem and I'm not sure which one will be easier to divide. Baptisia looks great and maybe this is the year it will flower! The new lilacs are fantastic - I can smell lilac when I go up the front stairs. Mmmmm. The five zillion columbine seeds I sprinkled everywhere have resulted in, as far as I can tell, *one* seedling. Prolific? Hrm. I'm wondering if I should revive my idea of a gardening blog, just to track what happens during the season.
6) Semester is done!!!!!! And, oh, making multiple versions of an exam in order to trap people who copy off the person sitting next to them? WORKS. Ha!!