There’s something oddly satisfying about achieving a qualitative personal goal. It’s not one that’s like “I’m going to learn today” or “today I’m not going to say anything negative,” but those really specific, palpable ones.
"All physicists are awkward. There are like four different categories of awkward, but we all fit into one of them." -Brad Conrad explaining the story behind yelling "Thumbs up for Science!" before every physicist photoshoot (example below).
All the interns working at the American Center for Physics agreed to divide and conquer the Astronomy on the Mall supplies. Hence, I took to the metro with a big blue Physcon tote filled with rainbow glasses, LEDs, and a big copper pipe (no one on the metro was phased by this).