20 November 2008

NSTA: Day One

First of all, I'd just like to address the rumors. I would like to assure you that I did NOT throw my panties at the Mythbusters. Sure, I thought about it. Who hasn't? I also recognized the danger of squealing like a pre-teen at a boy band concert when they came out onstage, but my dignity remained intact throughout the presentation. My BFF assured me that this was a "wise choice."

As for the rest of the conference, well, hey, anything would pale in comparison to spending time listening to Jamie and Adam talk about their professional and personal experiences. It's a different sort of conference for me---the first I've ever been to where I know lots of people: both presenters and attendees. This makes things nice. I get to meander around and be the cheerleader for any number of people. It is also nice to be someplace where I don't really have any responsibilities. I can just learn and enjoy like anyone else.

My favourite t-shirt slogan I saw today? "Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic."

Tomorrow, it's back out to the Oregon Convention Center for another day of concentrated science geekdom...panties included.


Jennifer said...

I'm so jealous that you got to see the Mythbusters! I'd have been tempted to squeal like a pre-teen, too.

teacherninja said...

I'm a 40-year-old hetro and even I might have squealed and tossed my boxers. Ew. Maybe not. (but I maybe I'd wet them a little). EW!

Love the Mythbusters.

The Science Goddess said...

It was fun. The stories were really interesting to hear. Lots of "fandom" going on. Had I asked for them to autograph a body part, I am quite sure that I would not have been the only one.