You can dedicate your life to making people happy, but that better make you...– typical cynicism
A few weeks ago, the scientist I am rotating with told me people found me abrasive at times. Ironically, he told me this first thing at 9 AM, when I came to meet him to do a couple experiments before class. On a Friday. After he had put it off three days. So instead of doing the scheduled experiments he had wasted several days of me simply waiting on, we had to talk about my personality and all...
White or Gray?
While we’re on story time, people walk up to me often and ask me what color my hair is. ”It looks so white! How did you get it that way?” I reply coolly, “it’s actually silver/platinum. I haven’t yet beat the Balrog of Moria to make it white.” “wait, what did you say?” “oh, it’s just really blonde!” *cue cute smile to...
Today in genomics, one of the points Dr. Weiss was making went to the wayside. He was trying to explain evolution and genetic flow by discussing a group of people being let out of a stadium, creating a bottleneck. “One student would be let out of a full Beaver Stadium every 25 years. The rest of the people would be fine, provided with food, beer, contraceptives….” I...
Over a calendar?
I try to be nice to everyone, I really do, but today while studying in the library, the three medical students I sat with made fun of my calendar. My calendar? Seriously? I brought up that it is how I accommodate for my own needs and instead of just dropping it, they went on to talk about how me using a wall calendar is like using a wall phone instead of a cell phone or a typewriter instead of...