Friday, December 29, 2006

office closing

I believe it was the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus who summed it up best when he said, "Why do I always wake up in an alley on New Year's Day wearing only a loin cloth made of dead marmots and lark's vomit?" In order to answer this question, the office staff will be conducting our own research into the matter when we follow suit with the D.O. and close at 2 p.m. today. And by the office staff conducting research, I mean me and my pet lark Karen Carpenter.

Everybody have a righteous New Year's, and I hope to see some of you in the alley on Monday morning.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

vacation, yo

What does Florida have to offer besides all the colostamy bags you can drink? Well, my mother. I will be visiting her for Christmas, so I'll be away from work starting Wednesday and returning to work on Thursday.

Congrats again to G

I just wanted to offer my congratulations again to G for his promotion. The promotion is a great achievement for G as well as a wonderful reflection of the hard work our faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students do in the name of science. (Any work I may do, however, is in the name of Gus, that weird dude who sleeps behind the Staples store in my neighborhood and has the wicked, pimped-out shopping cart I've ever seen)

Department Christmas Gathering

Just a reminder that Department folks will be gathering at J's today starting at 5 p.m. to have a few holiday cocktails. Please join us. I'm not promising anything, but if I get enough Guinness in me I just might belch Handel's "Messiah" in its entirety. And if you give me enough White Castles I could probably pull off a unique rendition of "Carol of the Bells."

Your Seminar


I thought I'd pester you all to get the titles for your seminars for the Winter Quarter so I can print out the flyers. So throw me a frickin' bone. I need the info. (For full effect, say those last two sentences aloud like Dr. Evil).

Monday, December 11, 2006

Gimme the money and nobody gets hurt

Sorry to be a pest, but money has been trickling in for the janitor and the floor cleaning dude. I'd like to give them their moolah this Friday, so now is the time to really dole out the cash. More importantly, if you pony up some cash then I can stop acting like one of those strokes on the PBS fund drives.