Lessons of the day

May 26 2011 Published by under [Et Al]

The difference between "New York" and "York" is actually really key if you're trying to travel to one and then actually have to go to the other.

Telling a pregnant lady that you feel like you've gained a little weight recently is like telling someone on fire that you're upset about you athletes foot flaring up.

Never inform your lab that having someone make a cake iced in your likeness would creep you out beyond words, because they will make it their collective mission to make it happen.

9 responses so far

  • all very good lessons! πŸ™‚

  • I once had to help a friend get from obscure-Eastern-France
    to Caen, which is pronounced just like 'quand' (when) and there's a
    whole classic comedy routine that starts "Je veux aller Γ  Caen" (I
    want to go to Caen/'when'). Anyhow. The iced cake sounds awesome. I
    wish I'd thought of that! PI on a cake! Super creepy.

  • WhizBANG says:

    Especially if they call one of those cake decorators who can make a cake that looks like you with zombies eating your brain.
    Note to self: I may have watched one-too-many cake decorating shows recently...

  • gerty-z says:

    AHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • gerty-z says:

    that just made my day. πŸ™‚

  • lin says:

    I would so drop everything I was doing just to freak out my PI if I found out such info on her/him! πŸ™‚

  • proflikesubstance says:

    I would so drop everything I was doing just to freak out my PI if I found out such info on her/him!

    Do you work in my lab?

  • a says:

    prior to leaving to go to York for a year, lots of people told me about all the great sights I would see - Statue of Liberty, MOMA etc etc and I'd have a great time ala Carrie Bradshaw.
    when in reality it was the York Minster, city walls, the Shambles but I had a great time but ala Cathy (but no Heathcliff)
    nevermind

  • Nicole says:

    ... but it means you get cake, right?

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