Yes. Having no meetings or deadlines on Friday, I think I may need to sit at home in my jammies and paint again.
That evening out eating Korean BBQ and drinking shoju is a very happy memory for me. I must visit SD & LA again soon.
Hm, I didn't have to do that - whinging about it was apparently enough!
I would say finding out that you are my face twin would be the most surprising.
After that, emmmm... I have to admit you riding in a stretch hummer to a baseball game with your colleagues made me do a little head tilt. Other than that, not much about you surprises me. (Ha, I typed that "not much about me surprises you." Freudian?) I think we lay aside a lot of preconceptions and snap judgments when we read blogs because there aren't so many visual cues on which to base our prejudice.
I agree. The photos don't do justice to the resemblance. It's quite striking.
For the record, the stretch hummer event was through Marco's work & work colleagues. Although I surprised at myself for agreeing to go along. Curiosity proved too strong for my instinctive repulsion. :-P
P.S. Congrats on the pay raise. Does that mean that you now make "jack" rather than "jack and squat?" I personally just moved up to "grossly underpaid" from "unforgivably, horrendously underpaid." It's a fantastic feeling, I tell you.
I'm not going to complain about my salary, given the current economic climate!
Seriously though, it's rather nice to have a bit extra. Means I don't feel guilty spending on myself now and then, instead of hoarding my extra cash to ensure I can buy presents for people's birthdays & xmas.
Yes, yes, I suppose we should be glad to just to be securely employed.
But whining is so very satisfying... :)
My main point, other than whining, was that yes, it's quite nice to have a little extra added to the budget. I totally bought little drawer organizers for my dresser and some underwear, and did not feel bad about it! It's awesome.
"What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since beginning to read my LJ?"
Titan! Mimas! Rhea! Hyperion! Rah rah rah!
I'm amazed at how busy you keep yourself and still manage to be a human bean. er, being.
2008-11-25 17:48 (UTC)
I has teh crayzee
Heh. You wouldn't say that if you could see me right now, after two days of solid work except for six hours of sleep. The cracks are starting to show!
I don't know if it would be surprise, exaclty, but I always think how cool it is that you work on Cassini. I wanted to get into planetary science initially, but settled for solar as the next closest thing!
Mmm, heliospheric physics. I do enjoy admiring all the images & movies coming from Stereo.
Now if only the sun would wake up again...someone needs to tell it that solar minimum is over.
Yes, it is being rather quiet. Maybe it's saving up a surprise!
Surprises... How quiet and well behaved you have been on the times I have met you and then happily admitting to something that was announced behind a filter.
It puts me in mind of a Mike Harding sketch. (Northern comedian highly recommended for you and that lad who wants to know about English phrases).
"Hens necks" ..imagine a group of gossipy northern women sticking their heads up quickly cos they just heard something interesting, accompanied by the sound of a gaggle of hens.
she never..she did..hussy...just like her Mam....tut.... ;)
as someone who's sort of reunited with you after a long period of absence, i am just surprised at how you've changed (all in good ways IMHO).
Thank you. I think I'm pretty different from the way I was at university, too. I remember being awfully nervous and insecure through most of it.