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Monday, February 26

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jennifer / April 13, 2009 2:23 AM

aside from myself (and all that doubt that I carry throughout this ph.d. program), a sociology grad student. she has a similar research interest as me and is one of those bright and happy and sparkly people that runs up to people and throws her body into you as a hug and then collects you (and every other person that she has every talked to) on facebook. long story short: she wants my project, she wants my advisor, and I say no.

and now, after that frenetic rant, I'm back to prepping for teaching tomorrow. hooray!

jennifer / April 13, 2009 2:24 AM

and for all the nph / dr. horrible fans out there, the answer is - captain hammer!

R / April 13, 2009 9:16 AM

I think it's important to make the distinction between a nemesis and archenemy.

Spook / April 13, 2009 10:03 AM


DaveDave / April 13, 2009 10:07 AM


Eamon / April 13, 2009 10:22 AM

Andrew Motherflippin Huff.

a. nonymous / April 13, 2009 10:30 AM

I used to have a work nemesis. She didn't like my style. Then my style got me a new job and I quit. She can suck it.

Alissa / April 13, 2009 10:39 AM

Most of the time, technology is my nemesis as much as it is my friend. Also, chocolate -- why must it be so delicious yet so bad for me? Pure evil, I tell you.

Mucky Fingers / April 13, 2009 11:25 AM

My nemesis is my own id. I suppress the desire to tell people to shut up whenever they're trying to boast about some insignificant and banal event in their own lives. These people seem to forget the 'self' part of self-esteem.

Steven D / April 13, 2009 11:58 AM


irisheyes1212 / April 13, 2009 12:06 PM


printdude / April 13, 2009 1:23 PM

That printer down the block; I'm sure they call me a dumbass as much as I call them dumbasses. We play golf once or twice a year. I think they are arrogant jerks who care nothing about printing. They say I am arrogant ass who cares nothing for the cost of production.
F'em, because they don't respect the craft.

Somali Pirates / April 13, 2009 2:01 PM

Stupid American snipers...

Portuguese Pound Puppy / April 13, 2009 5:06 PM

damn dog breeders. this coulda been my big chance. guess i'll turn around in my cafe a few more times, sniff the floor for a few more crumbs and then take another nap until i get to go out again.

Portuguese Pound Puppy / April 13, 2009 5:07 PM

i of course meant to type 'cage', not 'cafe.' slip of the paw.

Portuguese Pound Puppy / April 13, 2009 5:12 PM

i of course meant to type 'cage', not 'cafe.' slip of the paw.

Michael / April 13, 2009 6:37 PM

"I think it's important to make the distinction between a nemesis and archenemy."

I came here to post this. Gotta love Chuck.

Steven / April 13, 2009 6:42 PM


tony / April 13, 2009 9:35 PM

That baby across the street with the unibrow.

Also, chemistry.

sousboy / April 14, 2009 12:16 AM

Captain Amazing

Steven / April 14, 2009 1:40 AM

Add gravity as well.

shechemist / April 14, 2009 11:24 AM

oprah and dr. oz are my nemesis. people see, or think they see shit on oprah and then ask for it. Example: Family of patient saw on oprah that 'they' can grow a new brain from stem cells. now family is asking for us to grow their love one a new brain. when we explain alas, that we can not in fact grow a brain for love one, family members threaten to 'report us' for withholding care. I wish I was making this up.

so fuck you oprah and dr. oz for making my job 10 times harder.

Andre Natta / April 14, 2009 1:35 PM

People who always say they want to see things succeed but who seem to be out for self more times than not.

it rules the world / April 14, 2009 2:11 PM


Everything I want to do costs money. Travel. Buy a house. Buy my morning Americano. Boo.

mike / April 14, 2009 11:49 PM


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