|This kid must be psychic, because I am OBSESSED with rainbows.|
|This kid was REALLY paying attention! Super impressed.|
|Not sure what species this whale is, but it appears to be very happy.|
|Pretty good pencil-drawing of a photo I've taken, actually.|
|Jumping, not beached.|
|Take that, @WhySharksMatter.|
I think I should talk to 8th graders more often. I don't think I've gotten this much positive feedback in YEARS (or at least since I started grad school). Too bad I can't go back and tell my totally nerdy, socially awkward, completely lacking in self esteem 13 year-old self that one day the 8th graders would think I'm AMAZING... but that it would take about 16 years for that to happen.
Anyway, the notes were really fun and a nice gesture. And that one about being AMAZING is going up on my wall for a little while, to look at during moments of frustration while I work on my dissertation.
Oh, in other news, I just finished a post for my new "job" as a blogger at Scitable. I'm allowed to post it here, too, after I post it at Scitable, so I will. To be honest, I've been hesitant to blog here since I was invited to write at Scitable because I didn't want to use up all my good science writing ideas. But now that Scitable is finally zooming toward its relaunch you'll start to see more stuff here.