I have been neglecting my duties, so here’s a reminder. Grrlscientist has now proven her insanity by agreeing to marry me. And, just to make sure there is no doubt, she has actually married me. So, in return, I want to send her somewhere cold and uncivilised.
Grrl has entered a competition to go to Antarctica, organised by Quark Expeditions. To win she has to get more votes than anyone else. Now, my attempts to persuade Nature that they should insist on submissions being accompanied by a proof that all of the authors voted for Grrl have fallen on deaf ears. Science said they would do it only if PLoS did it as well. Dr Zivkivic said he would try, but just didn’t have the time.
At the moment, Grrl is in third place, under her real-world pseudonym of Devorah Bennu. Second is the son of Donny Osmond, and first is a Portuguese penguin impressionist. We should be able to get Grrl up to second place, at least.
Why should you vote for Grrl? Well, The Beast will be wanting a quiet life by then, without being hassled by her.
And she’ll be able to write about her experiences down there on her blog, Living the Bloody Cold Life (Shiverer, Uninterrupted). I hope you all know how good her writing is: as seen in blog and well known science journals beginning with N and S as well as elsewhere.
To vote, just click here, and register. That process is painless, and spam free. If you have problems registering, email Quark Expedition’s marketing manager, Prisca Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will then register your email address by hand.
Voting finishes at the end of this month, so time is getting short!
Of course, tell all your friends to vote for Grrl as well, and reblog, retweet, and put out adverts in the local rag. Otherwise you’ll never be able to look at a korma in the same way.
For the honour of the scientific blogosphere?