Over the past few months quite a few of us have1 been getting little bits and pieces into Nature. This week, as some of you have already noticed, it’s my turn. The streak will have to end now, though, as we have voluntarily given up our secret weapon.
Just before the Science Blogging 2008 meeting we had to return the girrafe. The poor thing was becoming a nuisance, getting irritable at being passed around NN bloggers to be used as a hostage, and unable to exercise (RPG was right to send the unicycle to Nature’s offices, as a proof that we had the creature. But we never realized how badly Gerald would take it).
I had to carry the girrafe all the way from Finland, smuggling it through customs as my skis. We arrange to have the handover the day before the meeting, and all duly met up to fulfil our obligation. Even though this was business it was heartening to see Gerald perk up as she mounted her unicycle and rode around the office hooting joyfully, deftly swerving to avoid going past Dr. Gee’s desk. Naturally.
1 Sorry if I’ve missed anyone out! Please correct me in the comments.