Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Alley Behind Me is Loud

When the Advisor is in Italy you....come on this is an easy one! Work at home of course (our office is right on an alley across from the back door of a market...*lots* of deliveries....lots of noise). Not that there is any difference with him there or in Bloomington...but still. And apparently they do have technology on little islands off the coast of Italy....

Last night on the way home from work we stopped at this bar called The Black Beetle for some beers. And let me tell you...that place was so awesome I just about slipped back into 22 year old Leah...who was just about as far away from a marathon runner that one could be. After having a few Sierra Nevada's and watching some Yankee Red Sox baseball we headed to the store to get some stuff for dinner and I called my mom. When we got home I sat down in front of the computer still chatty cathy with mom and I get the bloooop of a new video conference on iChat.....and on the other end is my advisor. So I get off the phone quickly with my mom and chat with my advisor a bit about what I figured out during the day and mistakes I had made in the past. It was just very disorienting...especially after a few beers. But seriously how awesome is that guy. He's on some island in Italy and just checked it to make sure everything was going alright on this end. If there was a league of super hero physicists then my advisor should be the leader of the group.....and I do think we would all like to see physics nerds in tights.

As I work on a presentation and on a poster today on my Mac I am finding out how much more awesome they are than I had ever thought. Pages and Keynote are FANTASTIC. I don't know why everyone doesn't have Mac.

That's all from here. Hopefully our Kansas friend will be ok for some running tonight and not peeling layers of skin off. And good luck to Blake on American Idol!!!

5 comments:

mouse said...

ohmygod, I'm so with you on the pages and keynote comment. I refuse to do a presentation in PowerPoint now that i've worked in Keynote. everything just effortlessly looks so... professional. it's fantastic.

Running Jayhawk said...

I'll agree on the Keynote front. You can make things like pretty frickin' sexy and seemless in that sucker.

And at least one of the Kansas kids will be able to run tonight...I just have to find something that isn't going to irritate my neck. Mike, on the other hand...I'm just hoping that he still has his skin on his body when I get home. While it's starting to get better, it's still really bad. :(

LeahC said...

oooh poor mike :-(

Nicole said...

The Black Beetle! I looked at an apartment in the same building as the beetle when I moved here.

Firefly's Running said...

Isn't it amazing how bosses can put us in the straight and narrow when having fun?