Am v. sad becuase right now none of the images are showing up. I think it may be a temporary belch by livejournal, but am not sure.
Yeah, if you want to see all of them, you have to keep re-loading. I'm bored with this intermittent access to the Scrapbook business. I don't like being deprived of things on my friends page. HELLO I AM ADDICTED.
.. of course now that I said that they have suddenly appeared.
That one of me in 1997 cracks me up. I'm wearing an army surplus store jacket. I'm so industrial, raar!
That's a very nice story and I'm loving your short hair. I forgotten that you'd cut it.
Thank you! I'm a bit sweaty from dancing around the pub in that picture, but I figured it was still cute even though my hair's all plastered around my face.
Alas, I can only see the last photo, but it's awfully cute, you know. I find myself somewhat petulant and pi*ssy over the fact that I've yet to see a dodgey photo of you--you *always* look good. *eyeballing* Are you one of 'those girls'? One that even makes tossing yer' cookies 'cute'?
You might be able to see them now, although the Scrapbook is still serving images erratically.
I don't always look cute, no, and I do have bad pictures of me. I do tend to post the good ones, because I'm at least that vain. :-P In that last photo, I'm kinda sweaty and a little drunk.
Ok, I just caught the first photo and it cracks me up a little. I mean, black tights at the beach? *chuckling* You were so very darque...
Mmm-hmm. You're three shades of adorable and sexy in that last photo. Don't even try. ;/
I've added you .. hope the rest of the evening was good !
Hello! I added you back. Yes, it was fun, although we didn't outlast you by more than an hour. Next time, I think I should probably eat less and drink more so I don't get sleepy. ;-)
Hurray for small worlds and conferences! I have yet to have the pleasure of getting pissed alongside an advisor. Mine have all been careful to get drunk (if they do) out of sight of their underlings. That and, well, I don't get piss drunk very often...
I think conferences were my favorite part of academic science. Of course they could also be nerve-wracking (when preparing to give a talk or a poster), dull (finding creative ways to stay awake during boring talks) and gross (being hit on by married men, ew). But I think I cemented more than a few friendships through conference attendance.
I have enjoyed getting drunk with nearly everyone I've worked with. I don't know if I would call it an unmixed pleasure getting pissed with my Ph.D advisor though. I mean, we had fun, but it was also slightly weird, because he had this fatherly protective attitude towards me.
BTW, I totally can't picture our former boss drunk.
Me neither. :) I figure he's had his wild days (the picture of him when he was long-redhaired and 17 is quite spectacular) but I can't imagine it. He exudes responsibility these days. I totally agree with your assessment of meetings. It was such a revelation when I realized I should just go to the talks I wanted to instead of sitting in my session all day falling asleep. The making friends, having fun in a new city, and completing the presentation is such a great high after the stress. I wonder if most women in science have a gross story to tell about conferences. My first conference talk, a man seemed interested in my work, but said he wanted to slip into something more comfortable before talking to me. What does that mean? Uh, just give me your email and I'll send you the preprint.
Er, and also, for the record, I always got a lot of intellectual stimulation out of conferences as well. It wasn't just about getting drunk and making friends. Oh, no. ;-D
Oh, but of course! The drink and fun helps clear the brain for the next day's onslaught of fine scientific information. It's a necessary purge.
I wonder how many collaborations originate from this. "I like hanging out with you, what could we possibly work together on?"
I find myself returning to this post and just smiling. It's just neat.
It's not like she and I hang out on a regular basis, but when we do meet up, it's always good. She's lovely and inspiring and ever so smart. And she taught me loads, both about science and about surviving in the research environment, without being pushy or preachy or anything except herself, really.