Monthly Archives: February 2012

I give up

After stumbling across a pop science article about how the env gene from a certain endogenous retrovirus family is responsible for placenta formation, I realized that (1) I already knew that for some reason and (2) I had recently met the people writing/editing the literature on this research. I told him about this funny (and/or soul-crushingly nerdy) discovery and this is what I got.

I think this may be the worst one yet.

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Sweet (on occasion)

In general, I harbor an innate distrust for any holiday/institution/event that tries to tell me what to do/feel/think. So when I remembered that Valentine’s Day and the mandated demonstrations of love that it entailed was coming up, I felt a little vomity.

But then I went to work and had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  I sulked my way home in the (unexpected and thus infuriating) rain, where to my surprise I found these:

And despite my Valentine’s Day grinchiness, I couldn’t help feeling like this:

 

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He’s on a roll

And the jokes keep coming…

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My public health valentine

After a surprisingly intoxicating belated birthday celebration yesterday, I came home to this: 

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I thought maybe something was wrong until I perused the selections on my wall, starting with #1: 

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and culminating with #7, my favorite: 

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Feeling overcome with love and affection, I searched with some difficulty for the right words to respond. I settled on: 

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