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Big thanks to the following people who were extra-specially nice to me this weekend;

* designadrug, who has left me both greatful, inspired and UTTERLY TERRIFIED with the loan of his thesis

* delwyn, who offered to go on a supermarket run for me when I was apoleptic with stress

* morsla for giving me bunches of basil and mint, and aeliel for the gift of chocolate-chip cookies.

Big big love love.


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Oct. 18th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
You're welcome. And if you're in need of an errand-runner while you're busy working then give me a call - I'll give you a hand whenever I'm able to.
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
Woo! Does that make you a part-time minnion? :P
Oct. 18th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
*lol* sure, I guess, but the hours of minion-ing are inversely proportional to the distance between our residences, so you're pretty set for the time being :)

oh, and I don't do windows!
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
If you can use the herbs, I'll keep bringing more around :) I haven't been buying them as often as I'd like because I kept throwing out half of what I bought - they aren't really sold in one-household quantities...
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
I can survive on new and interesting forms of bruchetta - an excellent use of basically any type of herb.
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
As it happens, the Vic Market deli has good sourdough and many places that sell tomatoes and garlic. Coincidence? I think not...
Oct. 18th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
It's the bruchetta mafia!
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Grateful, well sure, I can understand that. But anytime, any thing. I'll be happy to proof for you if you want.
Inspired? It's an okay piece of work. I like the stuff near the end that ties protein evolution, backbone geometetry and the codon table together. That's actually what my idea was initially, just had to hide it a little behind protein engineering and then work near it and leap out on it.
Terrified? Explain.

Have I made the "graphic novel" joke yet?
Oct. 18th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
I have an odd way of looking at things. Theses are nigh legendary - you hear about them all the time, but rarely see the completed object. I always get inspired when I hold something like that in my hands, especially when it is written by someone I know and respect, and think to myself, "Wow - I might be able to produce something like this".

The thesis, in many ways, is a lot like my holy grail.

Terrified? Well, that's the other side of the grail quest. The hardship. The sheer amount of work. How much left I have to go, and the possibility of utter failure.

And yes, it does make a very pretty graphic novel. :)
Oct. 19th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Theres photos of me coming down the stairs with the first ever print of the finished thing. I'm holding the text in teh crook of one arm and the appendices in the other - I look like Moses coming down from the Mount with the commandments in his arms :)

The pictures were annoying. I wrote the text and just put in descriptive placeholders that said "insert picture of blahdeblah here" but when I did the modelling to generate the piccies I'd see something new and interesting and write a whole bunch more text.
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