This is New York-Over and Out
Or something like that. its supposed to be a quote from apollo 13 right before they plunge through the atmosphere. in non-technical english it means that i'm leaving new york on monday
In homes across the country they are reading this blog and wondering-does she have a point or is she talking to hear the sound of her own fingers clicketing (very rapidly i should point out)
yesterday i was at a meeting and there were some israeli professors there and i spoke hebrew with them very well. when you speak hebrew you get so much more nosy. if i spoke to this professor who's head of biomedical engineering at stony brook in english i would be respectful and polite, but in hebrew i almost asked him-az nu matai atah chozer (so, nu, when are you coming back) but then i caught myself. at the meeting a bunch of groups were trying to get funding from this foundation so they had all these high schoolers on a summer program come down and explain their research-and they all used such fancy technical words that i struggled to follow and the practicle applications of their research ranged from solving the energy crisis on up. alas, Mother, when i pulled my controlling size of palldium nanoparticles by changing synthetic conditions and analyzing structure with EXAFS they all looked at me as if i was running a cooking show and had announced "now we're going to make macaroni and cheese". grrr-smart high school students. well maybe they'll give yu more funding because their poor students really need some more resources.
i hope i have amused you enought to make up for my rambling.