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Iron Man 3, JUICE...and more baby photos [20130513|15:17]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Last week was my first plunge back into my normal working schedule - two days in London, three working from home. My work colleagues welcomed me back to London by taking me to see Iron Man 3. Do you think they know me? I think they know me. I missed them. ♥

So let me tell you about my favourite line in the entire film, which I'm fairly certain wasn't anyone else's. It was the bit in the house in Florida when the bodyguard facing Tony holds up his gun and goes, "Honestly, I hate working here - they are so weird." I laughed like a drain for much, much too long. It was just such a supremely humanly hilarious moment. Because so much of Iron Man is (consciously and humorously) classic Good Guys v Bad Guys, and that was a Bad Guy going, "I can walk away from this! I'm totally gonna walk away from this. WOOOO." And it just tickled me no end.


Work on the Phase A development of the science payload for the Jupiter mission to JUICE is ramping up. You can find brief definitions of the instruments and their objectives here. The blurb for our instrument, J-MAG:

"A magnetometer to characterise the Jovian magnetic field, its interaction with the internal magnetic field of Ganymede, and to study subsurface oceans of the icy moons. The instrument will use fluxgates (inbound and outbound) sensors mounted on a boom."


And now for more photos of Baby Chewing On Things. She's teething. Thank goodness she's a good-tempered child because otherwise I think we'd probably be treated to endless screaming right now.

Image of Humuhumu in white button-down shirt and blue trackie bottoms, playing an invisible harmonica.

Image of Humuhumu in same outfit, chewing on a Lamaze puzzle cube.

Image of Humuhumu in same outfit with a particularly intelligent expression on.

Image of Humuhumu in her high chair holding a rattle and a tupperware cup...and an expression on her face that is EXACTLY the same as her father's when someone is trying to explain something to him and he's not buying it.

Image of Humuhumu in her high chair looking straight at the camera and chewing on the rattle.

Image of Humuhumu in her high chair holding her tupperware cup while her daddy tries to tempt her with the rattle.

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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2013-05-13 15:41 (UTC)
Yes - me too. It's the right thing for evil-minion redshirts to do, and they so seldom do it.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2013-05-13 19:20 (UTC)
Having -just- watched it, and sat through the credits for the end, we just saw that the "hate working here" guy was also the fight co-ordinator for the whole thing :D (The first hint: His character credit started with the title "Si fu"... Heheheheh)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-05-20 19:17 (UTC)
It's not just me! Hurrah!
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2013-05-13 23:38 (UTC)
She's so cute! and photogenic! She could be a baby model!

I like how intent and focused she looks sometimes!

So can you see more of yourself or her daddy in her? Or is it fairly evenly distributed
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-05-20 19:19 (UTC)
She has some great expressions. The single-eyebrow-raise is my current favourite.

I still think she mostly looks like her daddy, except for the eyes, which are definitely mine.
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