Time to stop and smell the flowers
Any day that you get a new diploma in the mail is a good day. My graduate Certificate in Election Administration from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has arrived!
I met the lovely Clair this weekend. She is about 75 years young and can really move when she wants too!
On Thursday I attended a meeting and the goal was to used the laser cutters over at Anderson Labs at the U. So we had to pick something to print (or laser cut) and I decided to make a rocket. The lasers were a bit more complicated to use than the 3D printers and there were too many people trying to print, plus my pieces got a little charred, but it was fun. Now we will see if I can put it all together.
My graduate Certificate in Election Administration from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has finally been awarded.
So this was very exciting news today…to be published this fall:
“Implementing and assessing a service to demonstrate public impact of faculty research in news and policy sources” by Bakker, Chew, McBurney, Reed, and Aho in the Journal of the Medical Library Association!
When you have a Game of Thrones gathering to watch the last episode and everyone is sick. Valar morghulis. #GameOfThronesFinale #GameOfThrones #TheFinalEpisode @GameOfThrones?
One day the last two books will come out…
Tonight ended one of my all time favorite shows The Big Bang Theory. It was funny and touching and sometimes I just laughed so hard. I loved the geeky or nerd of it. I loved all the celebrities like Wil Wheaton aka Evil Wil Wheaton, and all the other Star Trek and Star Wars actors that would appear, John Ross Bowie who played evil Barry Kripke, Bob Newhart, the Mom’s Laurie Metcalf and Christine Baranski, and lets not forget about Stephen Hawking or Bill Gates or Elon Musk. Remember the Mystic Warlords of Ka’a or Meemaw or the various astronauts or all the real scientists, Soft Kitty or that tiara or the one ring to rule them all! The show had a lot of heart, a lot of love, and a lot of love for science and science fiction. Sheldon was the loudmouth or instigator or bully, but Leonard was the leader and the heart of the show. Some great Twitter posts tonight:
I received a Big Bang Theory Game from Madeline a few years ago for my birthday. We were at a conference and Madeline and J won. The game was rated 12+ and it was clearly not intended for kids as the questions were really hard.
I also received from Co-Creator and Executive Producer Bill Prady a Big Bang Theory Challenge Coin! You had to send him a challenge coin in exchange. So I gave, sacrificed really, a military coin given to me by my fabulous friend J and sadly no she did not give me another coin to replace the one I gave away. So I sent it off with a note and guess what, I received a package with a BBT coin and note back in exchange from Bill Prady! Thanks Bill!
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Love ya lots!!!
Wow, that was an episode. The battles were awesome, they always were, but the story lines, what are they doing to our favorite characters? All for what? To get things done in 6 episodes. So a few directors could move on to make Star Wars movies? Sadly, the break with the characters came when they ran out of books. The show needed more George and less Dan and Dave. The books will be so much better. At least we had Cleganebowl and it was sad and beautiful, but now Arya needs to take out the Queen and her dragon. #Arya #GameofThrones
Here is what was trending on Twitter.