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Archive for May, 2009

my first porno spam

The bloggers out there know what I’m talking about when I refer to “spam commenting”.  These are people (or websites) who leave very generic but often flattering comments on other people’s posts in order to generate links back to their own websites, which usually are selling something.  In the last week, I’ve gotten my first […]



I said goodbye to my best friend’s two year old daughter today (I’ve known her since she was 8 hrs old).  Sure I’ll see my best a friend a few more times before I head out of town (he’ll be heading out of town not too long after I do) but soon enough I’ll have […]


up to my head in…

Some of you may be wondering what the mudphudder is up to and some of you may not have even noticed no new posts in the last week.  I’ve now hit full-blown moving mode–packing stuff, selling stuff and storing stuff.  It’s brutal.  I’m hot, tired and sweaty.  And tonight, I’m being dragged to a party […]


i’m awesome too

A good friend of mine is in town this weekend so I’ll keep it short and sweet.  I recently came across a list of the 100 science articles that every graduate student should read on a scientist’s blog.  I curiously looked through the list and noticed very quickly that 9 of the about 76 (so far) […]


what would scooby do?

As some of you may know, last week I started ACLS training last week (I’ve been twittering about it quite a bit and even posted some pictures from class).  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, ACLS stands for “advanced cardiovascular life support” and I’m training so that I can participate in or […]


when the cat’s away…

…the mudphudder will play.  Today a certain someone went out of town for a five day trip to see the ‘rents, which means that I’m home alone.  Home alone.  Takes me back to a different time.  Except tonight I have two manuscripts that are in need of work and I have to move within the month.  […]


md/phd students are assholes

Or so some people must think.  I still owe you all a post on the MD/PhD student experience of going through residency interviews but one aspect of my interviews came to mind today and I wanted to write about it in a separate post.  (For the non-medical readers, if you didn’t catch my rants on the […]


so i listen to phil collins

As a follow-up to my last post, I feel compelled come clean that I listen to Phil Collins’ music. Yes, I’ve been a fan since he rocked out on Invisible Touch with Genesis in the mid-80s. Much like Neil Diamond and Journey, Phil Collins rules–but in his own, semi-manly/wussy kind of way.  And what the […]


“eeeewwww, poor people!”

Score one for the bad guys.  I am seldom shocked anymore but even I was startled by this one.  A recent story published at reports on a recent slew of phone calls from the New York University (NYU) to low-income families whose kids had gained acceptance for college to NYU just to remind them how expensive it is […]


what do you think?

Someone wound up on my blog by searching google for: do thesis advisors have big egos What do you think, Buddy?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! 😉