I’m sorry that:

1. I haven’t posted in ages

2. I haven’t yet posted wrap-ups of my super awesome paranormal road trip with Jon Ronson & Richard Wiseman

3. I haven’t thanked everyone for the overwhelmingly positive feedback on my Slate article

Additionally, I’m sorry for the following things that happened at events in the past few weeks (I’ve been traveling pretty much non-stop). I’m sorry that:

1. I drank all the moonshine at the CSICon moonshine party (pictured)

2. I couldn’t wear my Wild Bill mustache (pictured) throughout the CSICon costume party because at one point it fell off and Richard Wiseman shoved it down his pants. Actually I’m not sorry about that but I thought I’d mention it in the hopes that Richard is sorry about it because that mustache really tied the whole costume together.

3. I was basically never at my CSICon merch table because I was constantly chatting with interesting people outside the conference room

4. I fell asleep at like 10pm on the last night of CSICon. I was very, very tired

5. I only left the speakers’ tent once during the blisteringly hot Florida Secular Rally, when someone tweeted to point out the fact that I wasn’t leaving the speakers’ tent

6. I marched out of the tent into the crowd, demanding to speak to Sean to prove I had left the tent

7. I ran back to the tent immediately after finding Sean

8. I ended my Skepticon talk by joking, “No more questions? Great, let’s just go to the bar.” I did not realize that a significant chunk of the audience would take me seriously and leave before seeing the last act of the day, Keith Lowell Jensen. Keith! I’m sorry!

9. I lost my voice by the time my talk was over, making me not very much fun for the rest of my time there

10. I haven’t had time to prep for or publicize my trip to the Australian Skeptics National Convention in Melbourne November 30 to December 2 or my following trip to New Zealand, where I’ll be speaking in Auckland on December 4, Wellington on December 6, and Christchurch on December 8. Details (and many more posts, I promise) to come soon!

Featured image by David Bloomberg on Facebook.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org and appears on the weekly Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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6 Comments

  1. Avatar of Hanna
    November 16, 2012 at 11:54 am —

    I forgive you, but only because your Skepticon talk was so good. It was hilarious!

  2. Avatar of Jack99
    November 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm —

    Rebecca, your Slate article was great!

    I was surprised to see it on Queereka but not the main site.

  3. Avatar of GoogleUser5
    November 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm —

    Welcome back! May your stalkers and detractors know how I (and others) loathe and laugh at them

  4. Avatar of Grand Lunar
    November 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm —

    The sheer awesome of these event more than makes up for any inconveniences!

  5. Avatar of keithlowell
    November 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm —

    I’ll make you a deal. I forgive you for leading folks off to drink like some kind of alcoholic pied piper and you forgive me for going over my notes instead of watching your talk. Deal?
    I had a good crowd and I hear you were amazing. I hope we get to share a bill again soon, but with better timing so we actually see each other.

  6. Avatar of Kevin Hengehold
    November 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm —

    is there video of the skepticon talk?

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