Hello skeptical chicks and non-chicks alike! Elyse here. I just wanted to drop on by and leave a quick post to introduce myself!
I am super excited to be a part of skepchick, the kickassiest blog on the internet!
A little on me – I am guilty of being “that guy” when it comes to being a skeptic. For example, when I told my friends that I would be blogging here, one snarkily replied , “You might want to snopes that. Everyone at my work got that same letter.” And my poor husband was beyond relieved that he is no longer the sole unfortunate victim of my what’s-wrong-with-these-people rants. My most overused phrases are “Actually, that’s not true…”; “No, actually…”; “You know, actually…”; “Well, you see, actually…”; “Didn’t you see that Mythbusters?” and “Yeah, you might want to look that up. ”
I am a new mom, and though I have been passionate in my skepticism for a few years, having my son opened up my eyes to a whole new world of woo and hooey. Right now my plan for skepchick is to focus on the craziness that I encounter as a new parent. The bad information out there regarding babies and pregnancy is quite concerning… but sometimes hysterical (like how I was told that I now have “a medicine cabinet” on my chest.) I do solemnly swear not to turn this into my personal mommy-blog.
In true skepchick fashion, I will not hesitate to take easy (albeit well-deserved) shots at psychics, alternative medicine practitioners and religious funny bunnies… and perhaps engaging in some heavy-lifting as well, doing my part to combat conventional wisdom with common sense.
Right now I have a few ideas for my first real post. I’m not sure whether to start with my medicinal boobs, my brief career as a phone psychic, or this.
This is gonna be awesome!
ETA: For some reason my gravatar doesn’t work right. It took a while to show up, then it disappeared. I don’t know where it went, but if I manually insert it as an image in my post, it shows up. So that’s what I did. If at some point I have 2 avatars, you will understand how I cloned myself.