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I'm visualizing all of you naked.

Although I’m joining Skepchick as the Nudity Czar,  as this is my first post, I thought I’d give you a little background info for me:

I’m a wife.  I’ve got a chemistry degree and a theatre degree, and no, they don’t overlap much.   I consider myself a movie harlot- I’ll pretty much see any movie, a trait which is sometimes regrettable. I am a New York City native who loves her mom. (I’m always striving to make her proud.) 

I’m in clinical research as my day job, and work on so-called “lifestyle” drugs. I’m proud to be part of the free-market system (see that? Not medical-industrial complex… free-market system, silly.) Not only developing drugs to save lives, but also drugs that can make life more enjoyable.  No one ever dies of hay fever or blueballs, but I’m pleased beyond measure there are drugs out there to help with those things too.

Now, down to the real work:  let’s get naked.  Erm, I mean I’d like to see you naked.  Or, at least I’d like to see what you think about the calendars, which do contain (somewhat) naked folks inside.  I’d love it if you’d take this quick survey for me: 

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I do'ed it! And in the process, realized– to my chagrin– that apart from the ladies here, I really don't know that many skepchicks.

    I'm off to hang my head in shame, now.

  2. Huzzah! I've arrived on the scene too recently to have been able to buy one before, but they look awesome and I imagine I'll be snapping the next one up without delay. Plus I'm naked already, which is a good head-start. Yep yep.

  3. Recently arrived on the scene only means you're just in time for the next round of calendar applications. Since you've already got the naked part down, start thinking of your skeptical angle!

    Good things to come, or maybe big things. Perhaps big, good things.


  4. Don't forget the Skepdude calendars! I don't know if I would be allowed to hang a Skepchick calendar unless my wife has something equivalent to hang beside it.

    I'm not habitually naked because – I have been told – it makes my teenage daughters uncomfortable to have their father wandering around with his wedding tackle on display.

  5. I put in my two cents.
    And contrary to Rav, I actually know a lot of the skepchicks, and have actually met most (possibly even all but one?) of the ones blogging here in person. And I'm not even from the same continent.

  6. Well, I like Exarch. Have you seen his calendar photo?

    And anyway, you too can submit a photo for a future calendar. Just hang tight, think of sexy, skeptical things to do in your as-yet-non-existent-but-none-the-less-totally-awesome photo. I'll be opening a new application process soon. Skepchick and Skepdudes of all shapes, colors and sizes are being asked to bring the sexy.

    And Rav, you sure can be naked underneath your clothes. I don't know if it'll get you in the calendar, but you go with your bad self.


  7. Well Monika, in that case I'd like to meet this Noone person …

    And I only added that last bit because I was provoked. So there.
    Besides, that wasn't me bragging. My claim to fame (infamy?) regarding things skepchick-y has much more story to it than what you've read here so far …

  8. Ahh Exarch – I'm just jealous.

    And intrigued now by your hints of more story! Spill the beans! Or at least tell me which month you were in the Skepdude's calendar?

    And I'm never sure how to write noone (no-one, no one ?!). It is a very annoying word.

  9. exarch you haven't met me, have you? Lessee I was at TAM something, 4 I think, but other than that I can't think of any other places where we might have met since mostly I travel to teach knitting classes.

    I do think we need to have a skepchick gathering at some point not to far in the future… maybe the calendar models can do a fashion show thingy.

  10. "I do’ed it! And in the process, realized– to my chagrin– that apart from the ladies here, I really don’t know that many skepchicks."

    Seriously! But I could still come up with a couple of guys to suggest.

    Oh, and I just realised that I left out Kristine. Shame on me! She ought to be in the calendar for sure.

  11. As a model for the postponed-because-poor-Rebecca-got-overwhelmed 2008 calendar, I'm quite pleased that the project is back in production!

    I wonder about making a 6 month calendar, though. Wouldn't that mean that half of us models would get "bumped"? I'd vote for the 18 monther.

    Or how about a 12 month from July to June? After all, there were a few blogs I read 22 days ago pointing out how arbitrary New Year's day is!

    (And I'll get an avatar as soon as I have a little time to decide on one.)

  12. I'm hoping to be able to attend TAM6. Although not having worked a significant portion of last year means I don't have as much vacation days as in previous years, combined with the less favorable vacation regulation at this new job. In total, I have HALF the amount of vacation days as I did before. That sucks.

    That means I'll barely be able to fit in a week off, let alone two weeks to add some padding before and after TAM to visit people. And right now, funds are a bit of a question mark too. Hopefully I'll have enough when the time is there.

  13. The mother of this New York City girl loves her very much and is always so proud of her there aren't enough words to express how much.
    love you A

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