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Tears of A Jedi Hobbit

*snif* )-;
First andrewwyld psots his heartbreaking Lay of Lost Struff, then Bagronk and Gwaham trask me with their tales of cwuel molecular biology doinks (mia culpa, mia maxima copula).
Waaaaaah! *sbo*

In other news: Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) officially started yesterday (Tue 27 May 2003). The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program(SUROP) program had its orientation in the morning, and then the REU project leader, Dr. Jan Leach, met the students in the afternoon; today's orientation was a review of safety standards and wet lab procedures. Tomorrow I'm going over to give a tutorial to all the students (3 biology, 1 CS, 1 math, and 1 MIS). My summer short course on data mining (CIS 690), which has a bioinformatics emphasis this year, has actually been in session for over a week now, but three of my grads (two Ph.D. and on M.S./Ph.D.) played my canned lectures and covered labs while I met with TEUNCsNSF (no, really, both; NSF from 0800-1800 and TEUNC after hours).

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Banazîr
(sbo)

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andrewwyld
May. 29th, 2003 02:36 am (UTC)
Sorry!  I didn't want to induce tears.

But it is one of the most beautiful things in the world, isn't it?

It's by The Divine Comedy, incidentally.  They are brilliant.  If you don't already know this.
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 02:59 am (UTC)
Recombinant DNA without tears
Sorry! I didn't want to induce tears.
Oh, it wasn't just the song... a combination of caffeine and sleep deprivation, overwork, and depressingly maudlin reflections on recombinant DNA and the loss of personal electronics will do that to you.

But it is one of the most beautiful things in the world, isn't it?
Umm... yes!

It's by The Divine Comedy, incidentally. They are brilliant. If you don't already know this.
I'd heard of them, but this may be the first of their songs I've heard. Yew need to record an Andrew Wyld cover, is what. :-)

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Banazir
andrewwyld
May. 29th, 2003 03:02 am (UTC)
Recombinant DNA is, I assume, depressing through its recalcitrance?

I'm working on another original song right now ... it's sort of supposed to be a goth-rock kinky thing but it's actually turning out to be a rather lyrical glam-folk swish-round.

There must be something going on there.

It must be about four or five am in Kansas?
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 03:10 am (UTC)
Recombinant DNA is, I assume, depressing through its recalcitrance?
Do you know how the DNA first came to be?
They were once RNA...
Taken by the Dark Power - recombined... mutated... now, perfected.
("Space Seed" rears its Khan-shaped heead again, is wot.)

I'm working on another original song right now ... it's sort of supposed to be a goth-rock kinky thing but it's actually turning out to be a rather lyrical glam-folk swish-round.
Cllo!
Lawa, even.

There must be something going on there.
J'ai pas sommeil

It must be about four or five am in Kansas?
0510 to be exact.

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Banazir
andrewwyld
May. 29th, 2003 03:05 am (UTC)
location, location, location
Oh, and I'm trying to plot the road trip on an area-code map ... are you closer to Wichita or Topeka, he said in all ignorance?

I am astonished to discover Kansas City is in Missouri ....
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: location, location, location
Oh, and I'm trying to plot the road trip on an area-code map ... are you closer to Wichita or Topeka, he said in all ignorance?
I'm one hour due west of Topeka.

I am astonished to discover Kansas City is in Missouri ....
Yerp. Kindasorta.
Overland Park is the metroplolitan area on this side.
I was just in KC (welp, KC International Aeroprot, which naturlich has call letters MCI) last Sunday and last Wednesday. It feels hard to believe that it's been a week since TEUNCmoot (9 days for me).

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Banazir
andrewwyld
May. 29th, 2003 03:15 am (UTC)
Wow.  I know the missing time thing.

J'ai pas sommeil usually had a lot to do with it.

It's like they say in Withnail and I -- all those frozen hours ...

... yuo are now a big fta pnecil corss on my mpa.
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)
Who needs sleep?
Wow. I know the missing time thing.
J'ai pas sommeil usually had a lot to do with it.

Adrenaline. It does a body goond.
(Slept at 05:20, got up at 08:30 and went and gave a huor and a half lecture; am supposed to be finishing a grant proposal instead of teuncing right now, but have 2+ huors before my next 2-huor lecture/lab. Whee!)

It's like they say in Withnail and I -- all those frozen hours ...
Snowball pride! *ahem* #-)
(Frozen huors... I hope yew dknot keep naz wreal dogsicles.)

... yuo are now a big fta pnecil corss on my mpa.
Yay!
(Hay, he's more tyopish than Menelvagor! Cllo!)
Wot's an MPA?

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Banazir
(Anonymous)
May. 29th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Who needs sleep?
Banazir, sweets, I think you need a few more hours of sleep.

mpa=map

Y'know, one of those paper thingies that always has crucial bits of information worn away in the creases or invisible in the inner margins?

Denise
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
Mpa-pa Mpa-pa everyone knows
# Mpa-pa Mpa-pa that's how it goes #
# They lal suppose wot they wants to suppose #
# When they hear mpa-pa! #

Banazir, sweets, I think you need a few more hours of sleep.
Yew maz be wright. I was wibbling at abont 2/3 rate this morning and only got through harf of my tutorial on dadabases to the REU students. Then I tend to lecutre at 78rpm, so it wroks oot hokay. Dr. Leach asked if I needed coffee and I said it would prolly speed me bax up to full thortle, so I'd better knot. (I dknot teach udnergrads, see, and so it helps to stay at a slughtly lower level, especially on these less techie interdisciplinary thingies.)

I'll prolly be fairly retarded this faternoon, though.
I've been hitting rong buttons ("bax" instead of "psot", etc.) lal through the lunch huor.

mpa=map
Y'know, one of those paper thingies that always has crucial bits of information worn away in the creases or invisible in the inner margins?

Oh, mpa! Srroz, teh Muse left me mometnarily.
It's prolly Freek teh Lord Cartographer's fault.
Mpas tend to up and strangle yew when he is arond.

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Banazir
(mais, j'ai pas sommeil!)
(Anonymous)
May. 29th, 2003 06:53 am (UTC)
My Latin's a bit rusty*...
...but doesn't "mia culpa, mia maxima copula" mean "Sorry, but I really want to get physical with a belly-dancing nazgûl"?

*Well, actually, it's closer to non-existent than rusty, so my translation may be a lille off....

Denise
banazir
May. 29th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC)
Quidquid Latine Borkum Est Teuncum Videtur
(Wotever is borked in Latin sounds teuncy.)

doesn't "mia culpa, mia maxima copula" mean "Sorry, but I really want to get physical with a belly-dancing nazgûl"?
-[TSC] Erm, no.pe. [TSC]-
According to teh TEUNCtionary (next revision, as Matt just deined this), it means "A belly-dancing Nazgûl is to blame, fro lal that she is a voluptuous but knot-too-tall Italian policewoman."

... and there yew have it.
Mais, is todaz Latin daz on LJ?
(Somebuddy tell Matt; we'll probabubbly get Ovid's Goon Show of sumfink oot of it.)

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Banazir
(wlokay, cicero's goon show, then)
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