Thursday, November 12, 2009

China Glaze Moulin Rouge


Seriously, I still have a huge bunch of these I'm slooowly working through.

China Glaze Moulin Rouge

Bright candy apple red jelly with gold and blue square glitter. Wish the jelly wasn't so thick: betcha the glitter would look incredible if it were diluted with some clear glitter. Very playful but not special, IMO.

Close up of Moulin Rouge


A couple days ago, I discovered another psycholinguist beauty blogger. ...or rather, she discovered me. We discovered each other. :D And then I promptly geeked out and did some research (using that word pretty loosely here) on whether we were academically related. I already know that her advisor's advisor (grand-advisor?) was the advisor of my undergrad advisor... except that undergrad doesn't really count in terms of academic pedigree, does it? (...like dogs.) Except Neurotree allows for "research assistants"... so why not undergrad advisors who never had a grad student because they teach at an undergrad institution?

Yes, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game. Academic edition!

Anyway, because I was desperate to NOT grade papers, I was trying to find out if our great-grand-advisors were related or anything... and as far as I can tell, no, not in a strict sense. Part of that is probably because the website I was using only tracks her "genealogical line" back to the mid-20th century in the US and whomever filled in the blanks for my "genealogy" managed to trace it back to mid-19th century in Germany (yeah, I'm lookin' at you, Hermann von Helmholtz). Anyway, her genealogy is awesome. Hers can be directly traced back to the founders of modern cognitive psycholinguistics. Dude...!

(There's a line in a Friends episode about how Ross got excited on hearing academic gossip: something like, "I'm sorry, this is how normal people must feel when watching Access Hollywood!" It's something like that.)

...man, I sound like a stalker. Really, I'm not. I'm a grad student with alienation and time management issues.

What's the point of caring about academic genealogy? Besides procrastination and cocktail conversation? I'm interested in the ebb and flow (and in-fighting) in my field: modern psycholinguistics is small enough that it's pretty easy to see how different schools of thought have developed (and diverged and converged) by just looking at who studied with whom (and where!). Actually, the other blogger and I are "descended" from theoretical perspectives that have (often?) disagreed. Usually pretty politely, though.

Anyway, reason #342 for why I love this blog: who knew there was another beauty blogger out there who could share in the miser... joys of psycholinguistic research?

45 papers down, 55 to go... chug, chug, chug.


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5 comments:

Jessica said...

Beautiful color. I'm glad you found another blog that shares the same academic interests at you!

gildedangel said...

Great color!

Adrienne said...

oh yes the glitter is drowning in its base :( But I'm sure you'll franken it up to make it perfectt!!! :)

The Glitterati said...

OMG you are too hilarious! While I also go to great lengths to avoid marking, my endeavours are usually much less... well, academic, or profound. It's more along the lines of "Hm, wonder who's been fugged lately", or "Why yes, I DO need to enter this ebay bidding war on ice cream makers, right after I spend 2 days researching the pro's and con's of the different models."

But yay, over half way through the stack by now, I'm guessing!

Lucy said...

I love this shade. The more glitter the better. I think your nails look amazing in this polish. Your making my head spin!

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