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Evelyn’s Adventures at TAM 5, A Quick Aside

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Jason, a good friend, and I dancing the can-can at TAM 5. Note that Jason is wearing his TAM 5 T-shirt.

Part II in the installment of my adventures at TAM 5 will likely come later today. I have been insanely busy with work since I arrived back in Boston. I’ve been plotting isotope data for a paper, crushing rock samples, cleaning metal seives, and– most importantly– figuring out how to locate, buy, and ship scientific supplies to Freemantle, Australia. As many of you know, I will be going on a 50+ day long research cruise this summer in the Indian Ocean. I am flying to Thailand in June to meet the ship, but I need to arrange for all sorts of supplies such as microscopes, rock saws, large metal baskets for rock storage, et cetera to be sent to the ship while it is in port in Australia in March. Apparently, it is not a good idea to send expensive scientific equipment to Thailand as it sometimes goes missing.

Anyway, I’ve been busy… but just to let the skepchick readers know that I haven’t forgotten them, here’s a quick YouTube video of interest.

There are a few things I would like to point out concerning this video:

1. The internet is scary, and digital cameras have become powerful weapons of blackmail.

2. I deny being in this video.

3. On the off-chance that I am in this video, my dancing skills (or lack thereof) will be criticized by no one commenting on this blog or I will be forced to use my divine editing powers.

4. TAM 5 is a lot of fun, especially when drunk, crazy skeptics with limited rhythm start dancing in a Las Vegas bar.

Evelyn

Evelyn is a geologist, writer, traveler, and skeptic residing in Cape Town, South Africa with frequent trips back to the US for work. She has two adorable cats; enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking; and has a very large rock collection. You can follow her on twitter @GeoEvelyn. She also writes a geology blog called Georneys.

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13 Comments

  1. Criticised? You were, by a huge margin, the best dancer up there. And you had to concentrate on not spilling your drink. If someone is to be criticised, it would be whoever that was to your right. I mean, she was up there with you, and three extremely nerdy geeks, and I'm not entirely sure she was the second best dancer.

  2. Did you flip that picture over? Because I remember Jason being on the other side …

    Anyway, I have nothing else to contribute that wont get my post censorred :P

    Oh what the hell.

    Truth be told, Evelyn is actually the vice president of awesomeness.

    Rebecca is the most awesome skepchick on this blog, and you should all worship her.

  3. Did you flip that picture over? Because I remember Jason being on the other side …

    Anyway, I have nothing else to contribute that wont get my post censorred :P

    Oh what the hell.

    Truth be told, Evelyn is actually the vice president of awesomeness.

    Rebecca is the most awesome skepchick on this blog, and you should all worship her.

  4. The quality of that dancing leaves me completely speechless!!

    I haven't seen the like since partying with a bunch of fellow physics grad students many years ago.

    Seriously, I think surgery can correct some of those spinal cord injuries.

    Wow.

    I feel so much better all of a sudden.

  5. Steve, seriously, I have no idea what you're talking about. Apart from the guy on the right (in front) that is. Everyone seems to be doing quite allright.

    Except for the first 20 seconds, when I'm personally still trying to find the rythm, and which I was at the time painfully aware of.

    Keep this up and I'm never dancing again you guys … :(

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