Friday, April 22, 2011
Science Fair Day
Did you ever participate in a science fair when you were a kid?
You know that building excitement where you are sure your project is going to be the coolest and you've spent hours upon hours on it, dreaming that you are going to get that blue ribbon and be the coolest nerd of all because your project is just that amazing? And then you get there and set up your tri-fold cardboard poster, wearing your snazziest clothes which may have included a pocket protector, then look around... and everyone else has flame throwers and techno-gadgets and multimedia broadcasts.... and you just realize that you are perhaps the lamest person there.
That was me today on a grown-up level. I attended my first 'grown-up' poster presentation today to present my own research. I wore my snazziest clothes. And I step up my tri-fold poster with colored construction paper cut-outs. And people came to see it. And when they did, their eyes instantly glazed over.
I have to do this again on Monday with the same POS poster. Next time, I'm writing a damn paper.