October 18th, 2006

That's punny, RefWorks class, a welcome dinner, and dancing...

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

I woke up at 6AM today, and started work.

I took a break from 10:00 - 12:00 to attend a RefWorks class at State, which will be invaluable even with the few courses I have left. It's a citation management tool.

The instructor was rather "perky," and out of the six people who signed up for the class, three of us showed up.

Today I made the October newsletter available — both online and in the Tompkins mailboxes. Feels good to have that done.

I worked from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon.

I was a guest for a welcoming dinner for a guy named Brian (pronounced Bree-an), who is going to be working with us (at my State job) for the next couple of weeks. He's a PhD student from Ireland.

I rarely feel "under-educated" in a group setting, but I did a little tonight. Sarah, the hostess, is a PhD at State, and her husband is a lawyer. Myra was there, who has her Master's degree; and Patti, Myra's boss, was there, who has her PhD.

Sarah was a gracious hostess, and after chopping several vegetables for toppings, made fresh pizzas, which were served with a salad. I brought a chip and dip appetizer, and Myra brought banana pudding for dessert. It was all good.

I went directly from there to Flex, where I brought in the leftover dip, which was immediately devoured. Yay!

It was a rather quiet night, with a small crowd.