I wasn't exactly a normal kid. I loved animals, and after much convincing, I somehow got my mother to agree to let me have hedgehogs. Two of them, actually. One was a regular colored one named Spickle (because, she was "spickly" - spiky and prickly) and an albino one named Popcorn (because he was not only popcorn-colored but he liked to make popping noises and jump 4" in the air in a ball when he was upset). Anyhow, these photo reminded me of my favorite childhood pets:
C'mon, ain't they CUTE?! And just look at the pig-like nose - you can see why they're called "hogs".
I started this blog mostly because of my friend Allie. She's on her way to a masters in Journalism, and she got assigned to write a blog for one of her classes. When she told me about it, I thought "wow, good idea."
You see, I love to write, but as a scientist very little of my day-to-day writing is interesting or legible to anyone who isn't a scientist. So this lets me write in a way that is actually fun to read - I know, novel.
Anyhow, if you want to why it's called "Observations of a Nerd," read this.