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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,08:43   

Hey Lou, I hope things have gotten a little better in the month since you posted about the personal/school stuff. Very tough going I'm sure and believe me, as others have stated (in some detail) there are those of us who can relate.

Trust me when I say that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.  ;)

Good luck and good work!

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,10:51   

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Quote (Louis @ Aug. 16 2010,04:58)
All I can say about the degree stuff is that you are an inspiration. Well done you. It takes a lot of courage to do what you've done (and no small amount of ability) so whatever headgear I am wearing has been very thoroughly taken off in your direction!

When I say you are an inspiration by the way, I mean it literally. For my job I have to know/learn a lot of biology/biochem, I saw what you were doing and thought to myself "why the hell am I slogging through all this stuff to have no shiny object at the end of it? That Lou bloke is doing it, so can I!" So either October this year or January 2011 I am starting an Open University degree in Life Sciences whilst still working. So slightly different from you (this will take me about 6 years, and is done remotely for the most part). I'm doing this for a combination of personal edification, love of things biological, time saving (it saves me the effort of researching things to learn about, weird I know) and you never know, it might help my career (it might not, but that's not important, I make that toddle along well enough by itself!)

Louis,

I am humbled. I don't know what else to say about this.

Lou

[Exquisite Japanese style uber-politeness mode]

No, sir. It is I who am more humbled by your commitment and humility in the the face of adversity.

[/Exquisite Japanese style uber-politeness mode]

I think we now try to out bow each other and hand over business cards in a serious and solemn fashion. I may have got this wrong. ;-)

But seriously Lou, you are an inspiration...of the good kind, honest!

It takes real balls to buck a prevailing trend (serious education later than the usual age) and in this economic climate you must be missing out on a luxury or two to make it. Maybe not, but if you are turning up to college in a Ferrari and crocodile skin shoes, don't tell me, it'll ruin my mental image of honest toil!

Two quotes for ya buddy:

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away…”, Henry David Thoreau

“It's easy to drift with the current swift.
You just lie in your boat and dream.
But in Nature's Plan, it takes a real man
To paddle a boat upstream.”
, Author Unknown (Translation, muggins here didn't Google properly)

In the immortal words of the Prophet*: Give it some bollocks!**

Louis

* My mate Chris. A very lovely man.

** If I may be permitted to translate for the assembled Colonials, Foreigners and Degenerates (but I repeat myself): "Please go about your task with enthusiasm, effort and a certain insouciant espieglerie." Thank you.

Editted a) to insert spelling and grammatical errors, b) because I can, and c) to piss off FTK because we all know she is still reading. And on the subject of old shitheads reappearing, what the hairy gibbering clam-cock is Obliviot doing resurfacing under a new account (to avoid restrictions) and having no one at all hit him with anything stick shaped? I shall have to correct this if and when I can be bothered. Which is unlikely. Hell I might even be n...n...n...ni...niiiiicc....Nope can't say it. ;-)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,10:58   

Quote (Robin @ Sep. 21 2010,14:43)
[SNIP]

Trust me when I say that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.  ;)

[SNIP]

a) Depends on the tunnel.

b) Yes, sadly, it invariably is.

However, given that, it can be an interesting time to start either a) trainspotting or b) a very advanced sprinting career. In other words, when life gives you lemons say "Oi, garcon! I ordered fucking oranges! Sort it out por favor!".

It seems to work for other people. I can't imagine why. ;-)

Louis

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,13:13   

[quote=Louis,Sep. 21 2010,10:58][/quote]
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Quote (Robin @ Sep. 21 2010,14:43)
[SNIP]

Trust me when I say that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.  ;)

[SNIP]

a) Depends on the tunnel.

b) Yes, sadly, it invariably is.

However, given that, it can be an interesting time to start either a) trainspotting or b) a very advanced sprinting career. In other words, when life gives you lemons say "Oi, garcon! I ordered fucking oranges! Sort it out por favor!".

It seems to work for other people. I can't imagine why. ;-)

Louis


Ahhh Louis... :D


I daresay though, if the light is from an approaching engine, one should only take up trainspotting if one is farsighted. Otherwise the train identification will be rather brief.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:02   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 21 2010,08:58)
Quote (Robin @ Sep. 21 2010,14:43)
[SNIP]

Trust me when I say that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.  ;)

[SNIP]

a) Depends on the tunnel.

b) Yes, sadly, it invariably is.

However, given that, it can be an interesting time to start either a) trainspotting or b) a very advanced sprinting career. In other words, when life gives you lemons say "Oi, garcon! I ordered fucking oranges! Sort it out por favor!".

It seems to work for other people. I can't imagine why. ;-)

Louis

DIBS!

I called it.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,03:41   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 21 2010,21:02)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 21 2010,08:58)
Quote (Robin @ Sep. 21 2010,14:43)
[SNIP]

Trust me when I say that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.  ;)

[SNIP]

a) Depends on the tunnel.

b) Yes, sadly, it invariably is.

However, given that, it can be an interesting time to start either a) trainspotting or b) a very advanced sprinting career. In other words, when life gives you lemons say "Oi, garcon! I ordered fucking oranges! Sort it out por favor!".

It seems to work for other people. I can't imagine why. ;-)

Louis

DIBS!

I called it.

Dammit!

I'm never saying anything sig worthy again. I keep getting quoted against my will. It's violation I tells ya, violation!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,04:49   

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I keep getting quoted against my will


I understand your distress. I'd never do anything like that to you...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,07:18   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 22 2010,10:49)
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I keep getting quoted against my will


I understand your distress. I'd never do anything like that to you...

Yeah, you're a paragon of virtue in that department! ;-)

Louis

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 23 2010,12:32   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 20 2010,15:59)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 15 2010,23:53)
Hi Lou,

Sorry things got rough. Life is full of twists I guess. But you should be in classes about now, yes?

Just wanted to say that I'm a little jealous that you are taking a genetics class. When I went through biology, genetics was, er, not as advanced as it is now. All the young biologists/ecologists I meet these days have so much understanding it makes me want to go back just so I can get a structured understanding.

Then I remember that it's also work and I go out and buy a 12 pack instead. But it's the thought that counts as they say. Also, as far as how big a pond it is, remember that C is average; you are not going to a pond full of bigger fish.

Congratulations.

BWE,

I am always glad to hear from you, and you couldn't have picked a better time to show up with some encouragement.

Peace, Brother Man,

Lou

P.S. Didja hear DNA is a double helix?? :) Enjoy the six pack, and tip one for me.

I did hear about the double helix thing. I think one of the big questions had to do with why so much junk dna and whether humans had <>100k genes.

:) Now thanks to Collins, Venter, Carroll et. al. I just read scientific american to stay as current as the rest of the scientists. :D

PS. Do you notice that the fish are about the same?

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Texas Teach



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 23 2010,18:31   

Quote (BWE @ Sep. 23 2010,12:32)
:) Now thanks to Collins, Venter, Carroll et. al. I just read scientific american to stay as current as the rest of the scientists. :D

Is that your subscription or do you have your wife buy them for you?

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2010,16:47   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Sep. 23 2010,16:31)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 23 2010,12:32)
:) Now thanks to Collins, Venter, Carroll et. al. I just read scientific american to stay as current as the rest of the scientists. :D

Is that your subscription or do you have your wife buy them for you?

no, I take them from the coffee table at work. :D

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2010,18:26   

Quote (BWE @ Sep. 27 2010,17:47)
Quote (Texas Teach @ Sep. 23 2010,16:31)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 23 2010,12:32)
:) Now thanks to Collins, Venter, Carroll et. al. I just read scientific american to stay as current as the rest of the scientists. :D

Is that your subscription or do you have your wife buy them for you?

no, I take them from the coffee table at work. :D

I so have to get my doctor and dentist to subscribe to SciAm and Nature.  That'll save me a bundle.   :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2010,20:55   

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PS. Do you notice that the fish are about the same?

A pleasant realization, if ever there was one!

Thanks to everyone who's offered words of support. There is a beer in Wilmington, NC for each of you.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2010,11:22   

Yeah, but you're going to drink them, aren't you? You bastard.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2010,12:02   

A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer????

I for one am insulted! Should I make it to Wilmington, NC (granted, unlikely, but still I should do a Grand Tour of the USA one year. I miss the place) I shall demand that the local brewery is put on emergency notice and that all available transplantable livers are available on standby.

Of course that is going to have to be after this effing health kick I'm on. I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2010,19:09   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,12:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer????

I for one am insulted! Should I make it to Wilmington, NC (granted, unlikely, but still I should do a Grand Tour of the USA one year. I miss the place) I shall demand that the local brewery is put on emergency notice and that all available transplantable livers are available on standby.

Of course that is going to have to be after this effing health kick I'm on. I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

Louis

Hey wait a minute!  Isn't NC one of the states that you're not allowed to wander around in again after those "regretable incidents" the last time that Homeland Security bent the rules and allowed you in?

Which leads me to play Hounslow East.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2010,19:09   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,10:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer????

As long as it's imported. :-)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2010,19:31   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,12:02)
I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

You get Budweiser in England?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2010,05:39   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 29 2010,01:09)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,12:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer????

I for one am insulted! Should I make it to Wilmington, NC (granted, unlikely, but still I should do a Grand Tour of the USA one year. I miss the place) I shall demand that the local brewery is put on emergency notice and that all available transplantable livers are available on standby.

Of course that is going to have to be after this effing health kick I'm on. I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

Louis

Hey wait a minute!  Isn't NC one of the states that you're not allowed to wander around in again after those "regretable incidents" the last time that Homeland Security bent the rules and allowed you in?

Which leads me to play Hounslow East.

I'm allowed back to the Carolinas and Georgia but never to the "Best Western" chain of hotels, Kentucky, Alabama, most of Texas, certain medical centres on the east coast, Baja, parts of New Mexico, any state Sarah Palin is in at the time and Paris Hilton.

I'm happy about that last part. Being banned from Paris Hilton is something of an acheivement.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2010,05:48   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 29 2010,01:31)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,12:02)
I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

You get Budweiser in England?

Unfortunately.

It's mostly "brewed under licence in Burton on Trent". This is a quaint British euphemism for "some hops and yeast were chucked in a bucket of unfiltered river water and the results were fortified with ethanol cracked out of North Sea crude oil". See: Stella, Kronenberg, Hofmeister, Heineken, Lowenbrau, Staropramen and other assorted makes of "Wifebeater"*.

Louis

*The affectionate not-at-all-misogynistic term for generic ~5% alcohol piss water lager that we get foisted upon us in hostelries across this great land. To say I disapprove would be an understatement. The term "Wifebeater" is sufficiently common that a gentleman of a certain socioeconomic class can walk into the public hostelry of his choice and ask the proprietor, or his/her designated employee, for a pint a of Wifebeater and be assured that a Stella Artois will be poured for him. Should Stella Artois be unavailable different beverages that permit enragement of said gentlemen will be suggested in order that he can return home safe in the knowledge that upon arrival he will be sufficiently lubricated to merrily "bray the missus" for any minor transgression she has commited. HTH HAND.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2010,20:53   

Quote (Bob O'H @ Sep. 28 2010,12:22)
Yeah, but you're going to drink them, aren't you? You bastard.

You got me. :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2010,20:55   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,13:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer???

(snip the blah blah blah)

<---poor college student and starving artist. That's like broke2

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2010,20:58   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 29 2010,06:48)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 29 2010,01:31)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,12:02)
I never want to see fizzy water again. It's not as good as beer, they lied.

You get Budweiser in England?

Unfortunately.

It's mostly "brewed under licence in Burton on Trent". This is a quaint British euphemism for "some hops and yeast were chucked in a bucket of unfiltered river water and the results were fortified with ethanol cracked out of North Sea crude oil".

Ah, so it's almost as bad as the real thing?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 30 2010,04:15   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 30 2010,02:55)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,13:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer???

(snip the blah blah blah)

<---poor college student and starving artist. That's like broke2

Ahhh but you'll notice my solutions didn't require your cash, just your notifying the emergency services ahead of time!

Anyway, I take it you are angling for an AtBC rescue posse to descend on Wilmington, get you horribly drunk, and force you to make inappropriate phone calls to Casey Luskin at obscure hours of the morning. If so...I approve!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 30 2010,08:49   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 30 2010,02:15)
Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 30 2010,02:55)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,13:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer???

(snip the blah blah blah)

<---poor college student and starving artist. That's like broke2

Ahhh but you'll notice my solutions didn't require your cash, just your notifying the emergency services ahead of time!

Anyway, I take it you are angling for an AtBC rescue posse to descend on Wilmington, get you horribly drunk, and force you to make inappropriate phone calls to Casey Luskin at obscure hours of the morning. If so...I approve!

Louis

I think a drunken, 2am "Why did we ever break up" call to Denyse would be more fun.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 30 2010,20:57   

"Beer bad. Wait, what am I saying?" - Xander Harris.

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 01 2010,19:38   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 30 2010,05:15)
 
Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 30 2010,02:55)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 28 2010,13:02)
A beer for for each of us? A beer? **A** beer???

(snip the blah blah blah)

<---poor college student and starving artist. That's like broke2

Ahhh but you'll notice my solutions didn't require your cash, just your notifying the emergency services ahead of time!

Ah, well in that case, you're on!

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 30 2010,05:15)
Anyway, I take it you are angling for an AtBC rescue posse to descend on Wilmington, get you horribly drunk,

Well, duh.

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 30 2010,05:15)
and force you to make inappropriate phone calls to Casey Luskin at obscure hours of the morning. If so...I approve!

Louis


hmm..... I don't know how comfortable I am with Lacy Casey of the Caterpillar Unibrow having my number, but it's not like I can't direct his return calls directly to voicemail...

Let's do it!

Edited for proper capitalization.

Edited by Lou FCD on Oct. 01 2010,20:39

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 01 2010,23:44   

I reckon this ought to go in this thread.



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 04 2010,10:49   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Oct. 01 2010,23:44)
I reckon this ought to go in this thread.




Booyaw! Congrats Lou!

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 07 2010,11:20   

Thanks, Robin!

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