Category Archives: Items of Interest


For the past year and a half, Lou Woodley and I have been running MySciCareer, a website with first person science career stories. It’s not just jobs in research and it’s not just jobs outside of research – it’s both. MSCQuote_JenniferGardy

If you just watch the images on the front page for a while (or look at the ones in this post), you’ll see a lot of very different jobs and people come by. Researchers, writers, teachers, politicians, startup founders. The only thing they have in common is that they have been trained as a scientist at some point in their lives.


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Things You Need for a Treasure Hunt

AdventureI have not made my fondness for The Curated Tee‘s children’s shirts. They are also some of my daughters’ favorite shirts. We love the variety of art on these shirts from incredibly creative artists.

We were all very happy when Mandy & Vanessa extended the shirt sizes to 6T, but now I’m jealous they don’t do adult sizes.

I know that I should be a good nered and stick with the anatomical heart shirt as my personal favorite, but the new Treasure Hunt shirt featuring art from Ruby & Wolf is irresistable.

Right now, you can get 20% off a 3-month subscription at The Curated Tee by using the code TREASUREHUNT.

And on your right is the planet Pluto…

According to NASA, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach (about 7800 miles) to Pluto right now (7:49AM ET, 14 July 2015) after traveling three billion miles. If you want a travel post, that certainly fits the bill.

It is so ordered.


Happy 30th Anniversary for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day!

Perhaps the greatest barrier to the logic of Larry Granillo is that I do not know of any high school’s that are still in session today, 5 June. I do, however, know a lovely and talented high school teacher who is working today (my partner). So, I am willing to accept the detailed analysis that 5 June 1985 was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Enjoy it the way Ferris intended. Drive a fast car that isn’t yours. Sing karaoke. Pretend to be the Sausage King.

Failing to do that, then enjoy Ferris Club, which may be the reason the Internet exists at all.

We’ve been celebrating Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day here at The Finch & Pea since 2011.