miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2007

Couldn't resist

101 reasons had this logo of International Slushpile Bonfire Day. I'm tempted to send the link to my first readers to let them know that I really mean it when I say that they can throw one of my stories back at me if they don't like it.

[International Slushpile Bonfire Day Logo]
International Slushpile Bonfire Day
May 31, 2007

It's sounds anti-ecological, but I know how good it feels. Today I recycled a semesters worth of Med School classes. I'm really looking forward to finishing for good. If they still bought used paper by the pound...


Since Eurovision seems to have become the reservoir from which all the shit of the Universe squirts out to hit the fan, here's the song I'm voting to represent Spain this year.

Bonus points to anyone who identifies the video that this parody is based on.

I don't have Aperger's (but I knew that already)

Your Score: Unaffected

Result: 22. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.

Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that

Link: The Asperger's Syndrome Test written by beachbummer on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

lunes, 21 de mayo de 2007

Miss Snark is no more

101 reasons writes her a great eulogy and even refrains from making any petty and sarcastic comments.
Yes, she will be missed. I wonder where agents go when they stop blogging?

I Love Miss Snark!

Banner provided by 101 reasons

jueves, 17 de mayo de 2007

Preventive Medicine and Scout Sex Ed

Today I went to this compulsory Preventive Medicine jig organized by my University to give students a taste of what a scientific investigation might possibly feel like. Needless to say, I didn't learn much.
However, when we were sitting on the grass during recess, L told us she's teaching a sexuality course to 14 year old Scouts. Apparently, the technical details have already been covered by another tutor in a previous course and she only has to focus on making sure these teens understand that sex is a complex phenomenon that requires maturity, common sense, communication, blah, blah, blah. The coolest thing was that all the girls started talking about their first times, which was informative.
Also, L confessed that she felt clumsy around condoms, so we showed her how to unroll one over a cooperative toe someone volunteered.
We didn't keep this quiet, but we didn't turn any heads. Gotta love Spain.
Fun was had by all.

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2007

martes, 8 de mayo de 2007

Daily Cabal

Dear Diary II, Monday's story at www.dailycabal.com, is getting nice comments from readers.

Gnomenapping got a nice comment on Speculations.

It's so nice to hear from readers. Thanks!

domingo, 6 de mayo de 2007

MAM nominations

David de Beer has nomitated "Go Home", which appeared in Mytholog, for his own private prizes. He calls them the MAMs, and the rules are quite peculiar. "Go Home" competes in a cathegory called MAM's BOB of the Flashies.

Thanks to David de Beer. That is certainly an interesting concept he's playing with there.