A Geek’s Valentine

Geek. Nerd. Techie. Egghead.  Smart and quirky people warm the cockles of my heart.  There’s a chemistry about them (tee hee).  Here’s to those who claim the nomenclature on Valentine’s day! Um. Please forgive me for sneaking in a Star Wars reference (last photo).

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The periodic table has enjoyed a rejuvenated coolness ever since Breaking Bad.  Personally, I always thought there were loads of interesting stories associated with the elements (ie: Copper and clean air/water systems and the 1976 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease OR Iodine and Mahatma Gandhi and the British salt tax.  Apparently the British have an inspirational way with taxes and revolutions.).   So I’m “breaking” out the elements again- this time to celebrate that jolly, old elf.  How does he know if we’ve been bad or good? NSA?

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“Element”-ary, my dear Watson.

“Periodically,” (ha, get it?) my inner nerd comes out and plays.  The perfect opportunity arose with Alyssa’s graduation party. Beautiful, bright and talented, Alyssa has quite the affinity for book learning and the sciences.  Although I couldn’t fit the entire periodic table of elements into the cake box, it was close enough.  Hope you enjoy my symbiotic semblance of sugar and science.    PS.  Good luck at Boston College; go, Lys, go!

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