Posts Tagged ‘South Australia’

Fringe, Festival and Science in South Australia

// March 4th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Just for Fun, Science Communication

For all me hometown South Australian readers out there, this be for you. It’s the best time of year to be in the southern state because the Fringe and the Adelaide Festival are both on at the same time and there is SO MUCH AWESOME about that, really, you’re spoilt for choice. Of course for the rest of the year there’s sweet F.A. to do in S.A.

The RiAus are hosting a most excellent event to celebrate. It’s quite bluntly called Pre-Coital, the Science of Dating. It has an even blunter, but very cute, picture. Truly a noble use of photoshop.

Science of Dating

There’ll be music, comedy and science demonstrations. Honestly, what more could you want in a show? I can’t think of a single thing that’s missing, except perhaps a big-ass explosion, some fire and a treasure chest.

It’s on from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 March. You can buy tix for $15 for adults. If you see it, PLEASE tell me all about it! I’d love to see it, but I’m in the wrong stupid state that weekend.

If you know of any other science events happening for the Fringe and Festival, post a comment.

Weighing anchor and moving interstate

// January 26th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Jibber Jabber

Even though exciting things are happening in science, such as slime moulds being used to design railway systems, I have been otherwise occupied. What has harnessed most of my attention of late is my imminent move interstate.

Pirates have a certain inclination to horde treasure, and as such my cupboards are filled with nifty trinkets and almost empty boxes of crackers. No joke, I once had people over for dinner and out of the three boxes of Jatz on the counter, one was a quarter full, one was completely empty and the other had one cracker left. This measly appetizer was followed by a salad graced with a single olive – all I had left in the jar. My kitchen is full of stuff like this. Not cool.

Right now I have seventeen boxes sprawled about, the hallway has become an obstacle course and every single toe on my foot has been stubbed. Thank the stars my other leg is wood. I feel as uncomfortable as this little gingerbread guy looks.

Though the packing is painful, I’m heaps excited about the reason for the move – I’ve been accepted into a course to study Science Communication for the year. Having a chance to do science stuff full time will be in-freaking-credible.

So exciting times ahead! Expect a higher caliber of science posts this year, but until I get a bit more settled in they might be irregular and rushed. It depends on when I get me mitts on some internets. See, I was going to buy a macbook pro before I left, but I’m waiting in hope for them to unveil a new model in their next unveiling day thing, which I heard was tomorrow.

Exciting times ahead! Now where’s that packing tape… dammit all I need a nap.

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