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Two things making me cackle with glee

My mood flipped yesterday and I don't entirely know why. Maybe because I'm reaching the point where finalization is inevitable for certain things, like printing my conference poster and departing for the conference?

Regardless - two things are making me cackle with glee today:

1. This morning, scrottie and I had some initial discussion about plans for Thanksgiving. We have decided to have Thanksgiving on a Boat - his sailboat, specifically. Hmm, I don't know if it has a name, but if it doesn't, I'm pretty sure I am obliged to call it Princess TinyBoat. I'm sure there are plenty of remaining details to work out (inviting other folks, etc), but just the notion of Thanksgiving on a Boat gives me something fun to look forward to.

Updated to add: It's called "Free Spirit," which is a generic and dumb name, so I will still nickname it Princess TinyBoat, even though S points out it's not so tiny...

2. I have a new minion who is awesome. I want to get her to run enzyme assays. She just finished taking biochemistry and is super excited about putting all her arcane knowledge to immediate use. This is a phenomenal development.

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shellynoir
Sep. 21st, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
Bee Preparedddd
What are the chances of having devastating storms during thanksgiving in your zip code?
rebeccmeister
Sep. 21st, 2016 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Bee Preparedddd
Hahahahaha, well, who knows?

Boaty McBoatface is parked an hour away from here, in Discovery Bay, CA.

If there's a tempest, worst-case scenario is probably that we go/stay home and eat food at a table after sitting in the hot tub for a while to warm up again. California life is disgusting like that.
shellynoir
Sep. 21st, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Bee Preparedddd
Let me tell you about the time I spent TGiving in South Dakota. Okay let's not.
bluepapercup
Sep. 21st, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Bee Preparedddd
Disco Bay is a delightful place to have a boat docked and I can tell you that you won't be the only one having a Thanksgiving party there. :)
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