Tag Archives: nerdy

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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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: 


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


and culminating with #7, my favorite: 


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


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He hurt himself yesterday

I have a tendency to faint when confronted with unexpected volumes of blood. Also, I’m very sympathetic. (To be fair, I did ask if he was okay. And recommended a tetanus booster.)

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She said, “I made a few changes”

What she meant was: your writing is unacceptable.

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I have three deadlines at the end of the week

So he kindly helped me brainstorm.

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