Archive for the 'Seattle, Washington, USA' category

Penis Parity Day

Today is an important day for women in America who are lucky enough to actually have a job. What day is this? I refer to it as "Penis Parity Day" although other, proper institutions refer to it by the more boring name, "Equal Pay Day". This day celebrates the dubious honour that, after slaving away from 1 January 2010 until 12 April 2011, women have finally earned the same amount of income as a man for doing the same job. For you mathematically-challenged men out there who determine salaries and raises, that translates into 103 more days to earn the same monetary reward for doing the same job.

Which makes me wonder why any men have jobs at all since female employees provide a much larger return on investment.

In honour of this auspicious day, I think all women should wear a strap-on to work. Just to, you know, make the point.

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Seattle Visit: My Seattle Firsts for 2008

Oct 13 2008 Published by under My Pictures, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Seattle, Washington.
Image: GrrlScientist, 26 September 2008 [larger view].

This will be my last photoessay from my Seattle visit. I sincerely hope I will be able to return for more visits, but because my life has gone the way it has, I think of every visit to Seattle (or elsewhere) as my last, so leaving is intensely sad. Of course, this does not mean that I don't also love NYC, because I do, but Seattle is a physical reminder of happier and more successful and hopeful times in my life, of my many friends who are so precious, and of the familiar pathways I've walked.

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Seattle Visit: University of Washington's GreenHouse, Part Two

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Captive-bred Dyeing Poison Dart frog, Dendrobates tinctorius, from the Guianas of northeastern South America.
Image: GrrlScientist 29 September 2008 [larger view].

This is part two of my UW Biology Department greenhouse photoessay. In part one, I showed you seedpods and a lot of flowers (some of which need to be identified), but in this, the second and last part, I am focusing on The Surprise I kept telling you about. As you can see, the surprise discovery I made in the greenhouse is the poison dart rainforest frogs! I am especially proud of these pictures because these tiny frogs move extremely quickly, so they are very difficult to photograph.

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Seattle Visit: University of Washington's GreenHouse, Part One

Oct 11 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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Passiflora laurifolia blossom.
Image: GrrlScientist 29 September 2008 [larger view].

I ran into another Seattle pal on my way back from the Montlake Fill to the Zoology department (now subsumed into Biology), where I earned my PhD. As a result, we spent half an hour talking, so I was late, so the office was locked up (as was my laptop). But the day was gorgeous, the weather perfect, so I took the opportunity to do more photography.

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Seattle Visit: The Montlake Fill (UBNA)

Oct 10 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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Entrance to the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA), more commonly known as the "Montlake Fill".
Image: GrrlScientist 29 September 2008 [larger view].

One of my most favorite places to go birding is the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA), which I have always known as the Montlake Fill. In my opinion, this is one of the finest small- to medium-sized urban birding areas and nature preserves on the west coast.

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Seattle Visit: Ballard Farmer's Market Dinner

Oct 09 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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Dinner at Shannon's,
using fish, produce and wine from the Ballard farmer's market.
Image: GrrlScientist 28 September 2008 [larger view].

"Do you photograph every meal you eat?" Shannon sounded amused as I pointed my camera at the mushrooms in the frying pan.

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Seattle Visit: Wine Tasting

Oct 08 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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Glassware in the wine bar in Seattle.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 September 2008 [larger view].

When I was in Seattle, several friends and I visited the Ballard Farmer's Market (part one and part two) in the morning and then went wine tasting at a nearby wine bar in the afternoon.

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Seattle Visit: The Ballard Farmer's Market, Part Two

Oct 07 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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Dahlias.
Ballard Farmer's Market, Seattle, Washington.
Image: GrrlScientist 26 September 2008 [larger view].

When I was in Seattle, I met a couple friends and went to the Ballard Farmer's Market, which is much much larger than when I last lived in Seattle. This is the second and last part of my photoessay of the Ballard Farmer's Market. In part one, I showed you fresh produce, and in part two, I will show you flowers and soaps.

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Seattle Visit: The Ballard Farmer's Market, Part One: Food

Oct 06 2008 Published by under My Pictures, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Raspberries.
Ballard farmer's Market, Seattle, Washington.
Image: GrrlScientist 26 September 2008 [larger view].

When I was in Seattle, a couple friends and I went to the Ballard Farmer's Market, which is much much larger than when I last lived in Seattle.

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ScienceBlogs' Millionth Comment Party in Seattle

Sep 28 2008 Published by under Seattle, Washington, USA

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ScienceBlogs millionth comment party in Seattle.
Image: GrrlScientist 27 September 2008 [larger view].

I finally managed to find a stable and free wifi connection AND an outlet, thanks to the University Bookstore, so here are a few photographs from yesterday's ScienceBlogs' Millionth Comment Party in gorgeous Seattle!

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