Update on two previous posts…

…because I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats.

1) We had the “good riddance, pink form!” party that my colleague suggested when our internal grant review form was retired. Someone made pink cupcakes, I brought pink grapefruit juice and raspberry ginger ale (and recycled, biodegradable paper cups, before anyone says anything!),

and everyone brought at least one copy of the pink form, for ceremonial destruction purposes.

No-one had a lighter, but the ripping was very satisfying, and probably less likely to get us in trouble with the fire safety officer.

Apparently the people in our grants office got wind of the party, and thought it was hilarious – although I hear they were quite astonished to learn how much everyone hated the form!

2) Mr E Man responded (on Facebook) to the rib sauce notification method controversy post:

“I am a nonconformist. The fact that most people agree on something doesn’t make it any more correct in my mind. Plus you skewed the results by claiming I called you a “freak” (complete falsification of data) and then giving a scientific reason for your correctness. Of course all your blog friends would agree with you. That doesn’t change my opinion that a mirror image is more intuitive. Your poll is thus irrelevant. I love you none the less though, freak that you are”.

To which I responded:

“ah, the “I didn’t call you a freak, you freak!” defense. I have no answer to that, other than that I love you too :)”

(nauseating, isn’t it?)

Anyway, the final result of that reader poll seems to be “vive la difference! Now let’s go out for ribs!”

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7 Responses to Update on two previous posts…

  1. rpg says:

    “The fact that most people agree on something doesn’t make it any more correct in my mind.”

    That statement is true. And I cling to it. However,

    “The fact that most people agree on something doesn’t make me a freak”

    is demonstrably false.

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Like button, please. SRSLY.

  3. Bob O'H says:

    So, everything’s rosy, except the non-pink forms? Good.

  4. chall says:

    Did you change the contrast for the second photo? Or “just” dim the sides? THe pink is really very nice against the grass.

  5. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    I took the first one on my own iPhone, and didn’t change anything. A fellow party attendee sent me the second one, and I think she used Instagram, Hipstamatic, or some other iPhone camera app to give it that funky look (that’s not grass, that’s a grey footpath!)

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