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Things that are of the good [20071213|20:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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- Two of my students gave me Christmas cards. One of them was written as a C++ program. I am overwhelmed by the geeky cuteness.

- I finished my big Cassini job a day before the deadline. I shall attempt to describe this job in the simplest possible terms. Spacecraft will go whizz, turn, roll, ooh look Saturn's magnetosphere, when we've decided it shall, in 2009.

- One of my students consistently makes me laugh. Here are two conversations we've had.

Me: "How're you doing?"
Him: "Oh...mostly staring out the window and tapping randomly on the keys."

Me: "Making progress?"
Him: "Yes, I'm finally awake now."
Me: "That makes one of us."

- I ceded a seat to a tired-looking man on the Underground the other day. When we got to his stop, he tapped me and said, "Bless you. Happy Christmas."

- Tomorrow is the last day of term.

- MINCE PIES OH GOD I'M GOING TO GORGE ON THEM TILL I EXPLODE. If we had these in the States, I might have never left. As it is, I'm convinced they're a good portion of the reason I can tolerate winter in London. Satsumas and whisky can take some of the credit as well.

- I have two Christmas parties and a concert to attend next week.

- I'm going to Leeds for the first time ever. The dark and mysterious north of England. Okay, the Midlands. Still, I shall be most intrigued to see if it really is full of sharks like all the Southrons keep telling me.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 00:47 (UTC)
That's so lowbrow, I think all I'm seeing is my nose.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 00:48 (UTC)
I think it means you need to come back here and maybe try not packing quite so many places into that visit!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-12-14 14:47 (UTC)
I'd like to see what programming a job like that for a bird looks like someday- it's something I've always been curious about.

Oh, and happy term's end! Wouldn't you know it- I think the traditional end-of-fall-term festivities call for mass consumption of mince pie. Damn it- I haven't had one in next-to-forever. Now you're going to have me questing for the stuff. First, I'll need a horse and a trusty sidekick...

Tell me your camera's making the trip north.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 00:50 (UTC)
Well, I'd tell you, but since it's NASA/JPL/US government, I suspect I'd have to kill you subsequently.

Yes, the portrait lens and the telephoto zoom are definitely making the trip north!
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2007-12-15 19:54 (UTC)
Your student sounds fun :)

Have yet to try mince pies. I am afraid of them. If I like them I may not stop eating them and put on all the weight I have lost.

Only ever been to Leeds for meetings and then straight back to London. Hope you get to enjoy it more than I did.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 00:51 (UTC)
Mince pies are very dangerous.

I'll do my best to enjoy Leeds, if I don't freeze my toes off whilst I'm there. :-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 00:52 (UTC)
Wahey, I'm going to the North! Also, you reminded me about brandy butter. I'd managed to forget about brandy butter somehow. Probably because nobody in the office can be bothered to remember it before we all start gobbling down the pies. Shameful!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-30 19:05 (UTC)

Little tiny oranges

Whisky and Satusmas...The cornerstone of any real Christmas!

For me it's Jack Daniels old number 7 and a satsuma... can even make a midsummers day seems like the 25th of December..

Happy Christmas!
Jules x
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:42 (UTC)
Happy Christmas!

The mince pies are gone but strangely, even though it's now the second of January, I seem not to have run out of satsumas. Or whisky. Hooray!
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