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Birthday swag [20110923|18:17]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I received many lovely gifts on my birthday, but these three stand out for me.

First of all, I woke to an e-mail message from my friend Josh saying that he'd pre-ordered me this:

It's a commercial version of the dancing Keepon robot. Here's the original Keepon with his developer Hideki Kozima, wandering around the streets of Tokyo to the sound of Spoon's "Don't You Evah".

Second, when I walked into the downstairs lab at work, I discovered that one of my labmates had made a delicious banana tart in honour of my birthday. What you can't see in these photos is the amount of huffing and puffing I had to do to blow those candles out.

Cake photos courtesy of flexagain.

And thirdly, the bloke surprised me with a silver bracelet I'd admired when we went round the Cambridge Open Arts festival several months ago. Jeweller Hannah Collins crafted this delicate yet industrial arrangement of gears.


[User Picture]From: flexagain
2011-09-23 17:53 (UTC)
A real Keepon! That's very cool. :-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-26 13:27 (UTC)
I'll definitely bring him in when I receive him. We might have to work out a way to dress him up as lab mascot.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-09-24 00:24 (UTC)
Cool presents and you look great!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-26 13:28 (UTC)
Thank you! It's been a pretty excellent birthday - especially since it lasted for about four.
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[User Picture]From: bowtomecha
2011-09-24 07:37 (UTC)
You know, I love that you're both fucking hot and fucking smart. Yes, I used expletives for emphasis. haha. She blinded me with science.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-26 13:28 (UTC)
I'm blinding myself with science at the moment. How is it that I manage to forget so much from one school year to the next?!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-26 13:30 (UTC)
I hope this works to my advantage, as it would be helpful if the students assume I know less than they would otherwise. :P

And hooray for friends who all turn up to your birthday bash at the pub when they say they're going to! Saturday was pretty fab.
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