1)Â Drinking Skepchickally San Francisco totally rocked harder.Â People, seriously.Â San Francisco has the best critical drinking crowd.Â We were at The 500 Club, hosted by the gracious, funny and cooooooool psdbny.Â Â AboutÂ 30 or so of us showed up to try Pangalactic Gargleblasters, and just enjoyÂ the general greatness of like minds.Â Â We cheered the new Energy Secretary choice, toasted Karen Stollznow’s impending ascension toÂ Chief Executive Officer and EditorÂ of the Australian Skeptics, and agreed that science, and science fiction, rule.Â Geekery abounds,Â y’all. More photos at my Flickr page.
2) I’m about to fly home for Drinking Skepchickally San Diego.Â Who’s with me?Â If I could stay out late last night and still be ready to bring the pain tonight (along with Carr2d2, Tim2P0, and Tang)… I’m sure you can drop by for at least one Buzzed Aldrin.Â
3) Although this isn’t strictly the place for this, I got tagged with an internet meme.Â I’m the sort that doesn’t do memes, doesn’t do forwarding, etc.Â But this one was kind of cool.Â I had to go to the 6th page of my Flickr photostream, look at the 6th photo, and blog about it.Â At the time I wrote this (but not anymore,) that photo was this one:
That’s me, half-dressed, at Dragon*Con.Â I’m with Evo Terra, who I visited last week in Arizona.Â He runs Podiobooks.com, and I’m a total podcast junkie, especially podcast fiction, so this was kind of like me meeting (and hugging) my pusher.Â We’d just met that night, and he couldn’t have been cooler about me crashing his party and insisting on bartending.Â Evo sometimes comments here at Skepchick, and is (in my experience) a great guy, good friend, and all around bon vivant.Â Â
I got tagged by my friend Sheila, who happens to be Evo’s spouse. If this were any other site but Skepchick, or I were a different kind of girl, I’d say that couldn’t have been just coincidence.Â Of course, it was just coincidence.Â And I’m not a different kind of girl.