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Fondue. [20041230|11:20]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Last night, Janelle took us to St. Moritz (warning: truly horrible animated graphics ahead), a Swiss fondue restaurant in Soho. "Us" included James, another co-worker who always seems to get stuck being the solitary Englishman amongst a group of expatriated Yanks, and Claudine, a former co-worker of mine from JPL who is staying at our house. We had a fabulous time trying to convince the haughty blonde maitre'd, who looked as though her face might break if she tried to crack a smile, that we had a reservation. It wasn't under Janelle's first or last name. In fact, it had been recorded under her mother's name, which had, through the miracle of mutually incompatible accents, mutated from "Linda" to "Windor." Lovely.

Me: "James, this is Claud. She's also a rocket scientist."
James: "Fantastic, I get to feel twice as stupid tonight. Do you attach the engines to the rockets, then?"
Me: "No, actually, she spends a lot of time staring at the moon."
Marco: "James does that too."
James: "Fuck off, Marco."

Death awaits you with nasty sharp pointy fondue forks.



(Click for sappy pictures of friends and of Marco and me being all couply and things. Yarr.)
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[User Picture]From: elleclectic
2004-12-30 14:10 (UTC)
Lovely pics! You are Marco are so cute together!

Oh, and... Marco is amazingly hot. :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-12-30 14:57 (UTC)
Thank you. We have been together for so long now that other people's parents have started to bug us about getting married. Ha!

Yep, he cleans up nice. :-D
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[User Picture]From: elleclectic
2004-12-30 15:15 (UTC)
Lol, well get it over with, will ya? :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-12-30 21:33 (UTC)
I always tell them not to hold their breath.
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[User Picture]From: elleclectic
2004-12-31 03:13 (UTC)
A well-reasoned arguement. Hear, hear! *gives you a non-marriage toast*
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2004-12-31 15:46 (UTC)
Dear gods, that made me spit-take all over again.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2004-12-30 15:02 (UTC)
The kayoooot is deadly. *dies*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-12-30 21:35 (UTC)
Claud is cute! Janelle is cute! James is cute! It's all too much. (Although I'm a bit rubbish, as I was feeling kind of ill.)
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2004-12-31 15:37 (UTC)
I'm sorry but while I'm sure you felt a bit rubbish because you were ill, you're still adorable. Cope. :P
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From: enzeru
2004-12-30 16:14 (UTC)
Aww, Marco's all resigned to his head-stabby penance. And your hair is indeed supa-cute au naturel.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-12-30 21:39 (UTC)
It was all a big ploy to put me off guard so he could like my nose later. And thank you!
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2004-12-31 15:39 (UTC)
*dies*

I noticed that too and meant to comment on it but for some reason didn't. "Oh. Woe. Fondue forks. *sigh* At least they got a good picture."
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[User Picture]From: namey
2004-12-30 17:51 (UTC)
James = good hair sense. (v2.0... I haven't had coffee yet, damnit.)

So this group, including one of my coworkers, is moving a bunch of servers with arrays to a lab. They get there and hook everything up. He's trying to make sure they come up, and wondering why the arrays aren't showing up. Turns out the guy that cabled them did them wrong, and put the arrays on the wrong servers.

My coworker: "Ok, which rocket scientist racked these?"

... as it turns out, before the guy went into IT ...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-12-30 21:41 (UTC)
He does have good hair sense! Coincidentally, he's pretty good at bowling. o_O

I don't usually tell people I'm a rocket scientist for exactly that reason. The moment you make a mistake, it comes back to bite you squarely in the ass.
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