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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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For my outreach work this morning, I made a little talk about myself so that the Year 12s (that's 16-17 years old) could learn about my erratic career trajectory if they wanted.

In order to facilitate the explanation, I dug out a picture of myself when I was a little younger than they were.

A cheerleading picture.

Sadly, I didn't have enough time to give the second talk about myself after the first talk about Cassini because we had to rush to another building so we could give them lab tours. But I thought since I went to the effort of digitizing the image, I might as well share it.


HAHAHA, 15, LULZ
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[User Picture]From: impix
2008-06-27 14:05 (UTC)
OMG!

thats brilliant! but, you can tell its you- dig out the costume!

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-27 15:41 (UTC)
It's at my parents' place somewhere. I'm pretty sure the bloke is adamant about digging it out while we're there.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-06-27 14:06 (UTC)
Heeh! Adorable!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:55 (UTC)
D'aww. Thank you. The girl next to me was my best friend in high school.
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-06-27 14:14 (UTC)
I LOVE IT !!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:50 (UTC)
Maybe I should resurrect it as a look for TG...
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-06-29 19:19 (UTC)
Well, this month's theme IS Twisted Americana ...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 19:34 (UTC)
Dammit. I most likely won't be able to go this Friday. The bloke gets in from Tromso at around 10:30 PM, and then on Saturday we have to attend a wedding mid-day and get to the airport for our flight to the States. It's all going to be really tight in terms of timing and taxis so I don't think a night out will fit in. *sniff* When's the next one?
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-06-30 09:08 (UTC)
August 2nd, I think ?
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[User Picture]From: namey
2008-06-27 14:18 (UTC)
Totally photoshopped.
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[User Picture]From: shamroq
2008-06-27 14:19 (UTC)
Agreed. She should have to put it on now to verify its authenticity.
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[User Picture]From: giles
2008-06-27 14:34 (UTC)
Then everyone will be screaming about how the fabric still looks clone stamped.

Clearly the only way this is going to end is with her taking a global tour in her cheerleader outfit and punching half her friends list in the groin.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:46 (UTC)
Go Cougars! *waves pom-poms*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:49 (UTC)
That would have been a shame. Thank goodness we aren't in high school any more.
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2008-06-27 15:13 (UTC)
...that's a look!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-27 15:17 (UTC)
Oh yeah. 1992. It's good to be looking at it from 16 years away.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-06-27 16:07 (UTC)

ever a professional...

You wore gloves at all times because you never knew when you might happen into your next target. Of course, as you sat posing for the picture, you realized that you'd gotten your cheek-DNA all over the back, so closed-fisted southpaw strikes to the trachea were going to have to be out until you got laundry done. Ah, memories- some of my closest friends were cheerleader-assassins. What with the first-mission bones on your sleeve, I'll go out on a limb and guess this is a celebratory shot!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:57 (UTC)
Taking out the opposition's quarterback? Why, we wouldn't dream of it. Just look at our innocent, winsome smiles.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-06-27 23:53 (UTC)
There are just. no. words. \o/
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:44 (UTC)
Indeed. I simply start to giggle every time I see it.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-06-28 01:12 (UTC)
ZOMG! Cheerleaders can become scientists too!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:45 (UTC)
I wonder what the statistics are on that? I haven't met any others. At least, not any others willing to admit it. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2008-06-28 05:14 (UTC)
Hot.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:42 (UTC)
Heh. Thanks!

I can still remember how much hair spray and curling iron work went into that 'do. I used to have really curly hair, so I'm not too surprised to see an escaping ringlet at my temple.
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[User Picture]From: girl_onthego
2008-06-28 23:16 (UTC)
dude.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-29 18:39 (UTC)
I don't even know where to start. The bow? The blush? The eyebrows? The hair? HOLY 1990s, BATMAN.
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2008-06-30 16:07 (UTC)

awesome.

Swiped from a LJ friend:


PS: hey, I had to give my uniform back.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-01 13:54 (UTC)
Sweet!

I seem to remember my uniform being pretty damned expensive, actually. I think we paid about $150 for the skirts & sweaters alone, and that was in the early 90s.
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