I've been teaching my office mate Vince (from Guam) some Australianisms. Mostly because they're things that I say in passing and then have to explain. You realise how weird some of them are when you have to try and explain what they mean and how to use them. For example: not half or pear shaped or my favorite not a sausage (Vince always mucks it up and says 'no sausages' which just doesn't have the same effect). I haven't even tried to explain 'fair suck of the sav'!! I wouldn't know where to start...
Work is flat out at the moment. We've just started to hit a whole range of grant deadlines and we've also had a major shift in the upper echelon politics (for the better) which means everyone has pulled their finger out and is getting stuck into it. I'm working on some great stuff at the moment, and exploring a range of new bioinformatics tool for building and making sense of networks between lists of genes. Neat.
But yay for 5:30 on a payday :) I'm off to the supermarket to get some stuff for bolognase. I have a craving ^_^
But before I go... Happy Birthday Rinnie! Have a lovely day and I'll be thinking of you! As for the rest of you, keep in touch, it's lonely here *insert the sound of tiny fiddles*
4 months ago