Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
No, silly! Articles about girl scientists belong in Fashion and style.
Where else would you put fluff like this:
The problem isn’t that women aren’t making strides in education in the hard sciences. According to a National Science Foundation report in 2006, 46 percent of Ph.D. degrees in the biological sciences are awarded to women (compared with 31 percent two decades ago); 31 percent of the Ph.D. degrees in chemistry go to women, compared with 18 percent 20 years ago.
And, women enter science engineering and technology (known as the SET professions) in sizable numbers. In fact, 41 percent of workers on the earliest rungs of SET career ladder are women, the study found, with the highest representation in scientific and medical research (66 percent) and the lowest in engineering (21 percent).
They also do well at the start, with 75 percent of women age 25 to 29 being described as “superb,” “excellent” or “outstanding” on their performance reviews, words used for 61 percent of men in the same age group.
An exodus occurs around age 35 to 40. Fifty-two percent drop out, the report warned, with some leaving for “softer” jobs in the sciences human resources rather than lab bench work, for instance, and others for different work entirely. That is twice the rate of men in the SET industries, and higher than the attrition rate of women in law or investment banking.
Full article here, along with a report on how "The swimsuit season is approaching and the retro look spreads a blanket at the beach."
date: Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 6:59 PM
subject: Can I have a pony?
All my life, I've wanted a pony. Since early childhood, walking in the hills among the oak trees of southern California, I noticed others riding ponies and thought how wonderful it must be to have a pony, to sit astride such a delightful animal, reins in hand, and travel where I chose. As I grew older, many of my friends got ponies and offered me a ride, but I always refused, knowing that some day, I'd have my own.
I am still waiting for that day, Shiva, and just noticed that requests for pets must be approved by you.
Shiva, may I have a pony?
Now, if you'll excuse me, these manes don't brush themselves.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Man, Phil is one handsome building president.
Friday, May 9, 2008
You have to be at home to sign for delivery, but if you live in Seattle, life just got a lot nicer!
Check out the Amazon Fresh beer and wine selection. Nice to see that they have over 90 local brews and wines available, too.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I may have been indiscreet
am still v embarrassed about it
tiny bit vulgar
poss bit OTT
Can I borrow it for my Facebook status? "Riona is a bit hyper, a tiny bit vulgar, poss bit OTT."
Updating my status now