Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So what is a geek? I suppose we all have a preconception what that is, but defining it, well, may be a bit harder... Odd? Weird? Uncool? Pocket protectors and bow ties? Braces and telling pi jokes?
Of course there are definitions out there. One of Wikipedia's definitions is that a geek is "a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc". Sometimes its synonymous with nerd, dweeb, and other vernacular. Often times seen as something that is bad, that no one wants to be.
I suppose we embrace our geekiness more than some might. We enjoy talking shop, about our day in the lab, woes of funding, what cool new gadget we got. But we also talk about babies, what crazy things our pets have done lately, celebrate new art creations, reach out to one another on our bad days. And boy do we know how to have fun and laugh at ourselves!
We may be a bunch of science geeks, but we are so much more than that.
So yeah, we're a pretty cool team full of awesomeness :)
Find more great items from our team, geek and otherwise, on Etsy!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This time we're featuring items from the last two month's of challenge themes: accoustics of sound, and Rene Descartes. Since minouette was our only entry for the Descartes theme, she's already won that challenge with her very cool entry!
But you can still vote for your fav 'accoustics of sound' entries by:
Thanks for voting!