Yay, Science!

I love biology. I love animals and plants and niches and seasons and evolution. Ooooh, evolution, I LOVE EVOLUTION. Mad Propz to Malthus and Darwin, among others, for figuring it out. Many thanks to the Discovery Channel for making the theory accessible. Thank you Big Daddy Knudsen for making it fun. Without these influences, I would never have autoclaved my own agar trays, I would never have cultivated my own bacteria, I would never have done an extended essay on "The presence of bacteria and its effect on kale plant growth."
...Without these influences, I probably would not be such a nerd.

Every once in awhile, in support of evolution, I will post links to articles that use this glorious theory to showcase nature in all its utterly complex glory. That said, here is the coolest non-beaver I've ever seen:

(Click on the picture to view article)

How cool is that? Pretty darn cool.


When in Fiji.

I told Mike and Dave about HufuTM today, and I was met with scoffing laughter.

"What a hoax."
"No, it's not!"

"How would they know what human meat tastes like, huh?"
"I don't know."

"You gullible child."
"...Your mom is gullible."

I didn't know how to answer some of their questions, because I hadn't visited the website in awhile, and even then, I didn't really look around too extensively. So, because I hate being wrong and not knowing things, I revisted the website. I also wanted to see if it was hoax-like, and it doesn't look like it is. It looks like a genuine business venture. They developed the taste "through painstaking research and excessive testing." They also credit someone named Hatawenka who has been "from the very beginning of the HufuTM project a guiding light and vital inspiration." I don't know about you, but this Hatawenka guy sounds like a reformed cannibal, so I'm guessing he guinea pigged for them and taste tested the HufuTM.

You know what? I am going to order me some HufuTM. I'm going to try it out and I'll report back with my findings. If it does turn out to be a hoax, and I am mailed a box that has nothing but the words "Made you look! Sicko!" written on it, then I will make sure to include that in my follow-up.

Wish me luck!


Hard at work.

I love to waste hours just surfing the net. Lately I've been looking at fun items on J-List . I like these in particular because you'd have no clue what they are if you just went by the items' appearance. Take the time to guess before clicking on the link:

I don't even use pencils anymore, but I would buy this because it's just that AWESOME.

My male readers are cupping their meat-and-two-veg right now.

File this under "I wish I was making this shit up."

But, you know, as weird as Japanese commercialism can get, they've got nothing on Americans. I mean, what other country would try to market the fecal matter of a spiritual entity?

New times, new blog.

I'm going through a period of change. As wonderfully as "kimmiesgotskills" served me for two years, I've realized that it's time for a blog that won't cause me to shamefacedly mumble its web address whenever I meet someone interested in reading it. I mean, give me some credit. I stood by this name for six years, I am no flighty blog-name-changer. I would just like to think that the person I was six years ago is very different from the person I am today. Rest assured, I still have skills. I'm just no longer so gauche as to advertise them to any Harry Joe Smith on the internet.

Surely, I am all at once a changed but familiar person. To truly encapsulate the changes that led me to who I am today, I present to you a recent picture of my hamster:

So thoughtful!