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Grace to the humble

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
    -Mohandas K. Gandhi

Here's that odd little naughty-or-nice meme that has been floating around. I've seen it with sui_degeneris and mrowe, among others whom I got it from but whose LJ nicks I can't remember now:

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last month I set onieros's puppy on fire (-66 points). In March I put gum in tears_of_nienna's hair (-12 points). Last Monday I donated bone marrow to maegwen in a life-saving procedure (300 points). Last Wednesday I pulled alpenglow's hair (-5 points). In November I gave ringlass a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points).

Overall, I've been nice (267 points). For Christmas I deserve a shiny red ball!

Sincerely,
banazir

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Oops! Sorry about that puppy, oneiros!




It's been quite a day.

First, I met with Diptansu and discussed his research, and with pvntejaswi to help him get his program of study finalized. He's going to go for an M.S. with a thesis, as I'd hoped. So, masaga, you have company! Please get coordinated with him and start using comptranslation, and see you on Friday morning.

We had a Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) meeting, which went swimmingly. Welch and Roe are going out to Brown at the end of the week and will be meeting with Schmitt and Purugganan on the EGAD project. I learn something new about population genetics, plant physiology, genomics, or computational biology at every one of these meetings; I should really post that list some time.

If there's one thing that inspires my respect, it's a doctoral student who is good enough to be rightfully proud of his or her abilities, yet is humble and respects his peers and mentors. I had the good fortune to spend an hour talking with such a person this afternoon. I hope my recommendations will be of help to him.

I then had to dash over to the K-State Union, where we had our last Graduate Council meeting of the year. A 68-page agenda, including the minutes from the last meeting, and it only took an hour. I'm impressed!

It's been quite a fruitful two and a half years, and I will miss the Grad Council when I do the Peter Pevensie thing in May and move on. The friends I've made here, though, I will be proud and glad to keep.


--
Banazir

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
kaladhwen
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
YOU SET A PUPPY ON FIRE?????????
banazir
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
It got better!!!
(Unlike the one you smushed with your Boeing 747-200B, Madame President!)
--
Banazir
kaladhwen
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: It got better!!!
Puppies can't get "better" after you've set them on fire! They DIE! Painfully!

At least the one under Air Force One died quickly!
banazir
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: It got better!!!
Puppies can't get "better" after you've set them on fire! They DIE! Painfully!

I put him out!

At least the one under Air Force One died quickly!

Oh, you're a regular angelanemone of mercy!

--
Banazir


kaladhwen
Dec. 13th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Re: It got better!!!
But of course! *preens all anemone-like*

I hope you treated that puppy's burns! ;)
prolog
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: It got better!!!
How could you!

Puppy-Mo is displeased.
banazir
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
Puppy-Mo?
And who, pray tell, is this "Puppy-Mo"?

--
Banazir
prolog
Dec. 8th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Puppy-Mo?
My beagle, pictured at 3 months in my LJ user picture. Sadly, no longer a puppy, as he's coming close to being a year old.
banazir
Dec. 9th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
Re: Puppy-Mo?
He's so cute!

--
Banazir
gondhir
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
So you've got 267 nice points (mainly from a BONE MARROW DONATION) and all you get is a shiny red ball?! What a RIP!
banazir
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)
It's the Great Carbuncle!
You'd think it's a rip-off, but what yew dknot know is that it's a shiny red ball... of DOOM!!!

--
Banazir
ringlass
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the blood. It was tasty.
banazir
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yer velcomb!
Hoop yew enyojed it.

--
Banazir
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