Category Archives: furry friends

Things to do in ‘couver when you’re weird

These ads that appeared in my Facebook feed the other day confuse and frighten me: I hadn’t realised that breeding grotesquely oversized kittehs was A Thing in Vancouver… or maybe that’s just what happens when you buy breakthrough peptide-based treatments … Continue reading

Posted in bad people, freakishness, furry friends, medicine, pseudoscience, screenshots, shopping, silliness, Vancouver | 15 Comments

The Missing Link

Man, I love Hallowe’en. Apparently I freaked a lot of people out… and some people asked to get their photo taken with me! But the best part was when I ran into a guy dressed as a gorilla and we … Continue reading

Posted in apes, freakishness, furry friends, personal, photos, Primate Party, silliness, Vancouver | 33 Comments

What happens in Vegas…

…gets blogged within a week. I’d been to Vegas once before but I was 17 and with my parents, so it doesn’t count. We were only there as a base for the Canyons (Grand, Bryce and Zion), and didn’t know … Continue reading

Posted in drunkenness, embarrassing fan girl, family, first world problems, food glorious food, furry friends, games, personal, photos, silliness, travel | 7 Comments

A week in grant wrangling

Following Frank’s excellent example, it seemed like a good week to present a week’s worth of daily bulletins about what I actually do for a living. As I alluded to in my last post it’s the busiest time of year … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, career, current affairs, English language, furry friends, grant wrangling, personal, photos, politics, science, silliness, travel, Uncategorized, whining | 15 Comments


(“Federal scientist unfairly silenced, union says” – CBC News) I wonder how long this whole social media experiment of direct communication with The People will last… (My favourite comment on the cat photo album: “Please don’t eat this one, Prime … Continue reading

Posted in bad people, Canada, communication, current affairs, environment, furry friends, politics, science | 13 Comments

Gratuitous talking dog video

Mr E Man showed me this last night and I laughed so hard I cried  

Posted in furry friends, silliness, videos | 7 Comments

Birds of a feather

If I’d been born in the Middle Ages, I would have been lucky to reach adulthood. If I had made it that far, I’d almost certainly have promptly died in childbirth, or from bubonic plague, or something of that nature. … Continue reading

Posted in book review, embarrassing fan girl, exercise, family, furry friends, nature, personal, photos, sport, travel, UK, videos | 15 Comments

NIH cracks down on “the dog ate my email” excuses

I received a rather bizarre email from the US National Institutes of Health today. Their missives are usually rather mundane notifications of scheduled site down-time and the like, but this one was much more entertaining. The title – “NIH eRA … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, furry friends, grant wrangling | 12 Comments

Nascent tweet sequences visualise peer review at LOLcat resolution

There’s never a dull moment. Earlier today, I read a paper from Nature titled “Nascent transcript sequencing visualizes transcription at nucleotide resolution*”. The paper describes a very cool new technique that allows you to see gene transcript sequences as they … Continue reading

Posted in communication, furry friends, original research, publishing, science, silliness, technology | 56 Comments

Book ’em!

Well, the bookcase Mr E Man got me for Christmas may not have been a surprise, but it sure is awesome! Before: + During: (She also hopped into the dresser while I was emptying it, but I didn’t manage to … Continue reading

Posted in blog buddies, book review, drunkenness, education, furry friends, photos | 22 Comments