…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!”