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More coffee-time hilarity [20080908|11:58]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Young physics post-doc: "I drove go-karts this weekend on a stag do. I finished last. Everyone mocked me for treating it like a Sunday drive."
Young physics professor: "I broke a rib go-karting. I drove mine into a wall. As it turns out, I'm rubbish at driving. But I'm very competitive!"
YPP: "I just hope when the archaeologists dig me up and look at my knobbly rib cage, they'll think, 'Gosh, he must have been a mighty warrior. Look at those spear wounds.' Instead of, 'That one's from his wife's elbow and the other's from hitting a wall in a go-kart.'"
YPPD: "We'll make sure to bury you wearing a full suit of armor and holding a shield."

[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-09-09 02:11 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-09 19:04 (UTC)
Picturing the YPP wearing a full suit of armor is a laugh as well, as he's the wiriest, bounciest person in the group.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2008-09-10 08:40 (UTC)
You can't beat coffee-time discussions in physics and astronomy departments! That's what I miss most, although the guys at work aren't too bad in that respect, thank goodness. I don't think I could have handled nothing but football and Big Brother chat for ever more.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-10 13:16 (UTC)
I agree. We cover a wide range of high & low-brow topics every day, but the thread of geek is maintained throughout. I do have to be careful not to go every day, though, because otherwise it's possible to get caught up for a lot longer than twenty minutes!
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