I attended the super nerd celebration known as the "National Science Teachers Association." I completely geeked out and was marveled by nerds who measure black holes and active galaxies, nerds who invented new spinning tops, and nerds who want to make teaching science a good thing in the lives of young people. Of course I got lots of free geeky stuff...mainly lots of posters from NASA and pencils. I splurged and made a few purchases too. I resisted the stuffed Einsten doll and stuck to stuffed germs. Sadly they were fresh out of syhallus and gonherria, so I snatched up HIV, Hepatitus and Mono. How cute!