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    Facepalm moments

    Yesterday, I participated in a cool experiment, and afterwards, I asked the grad student running it about his experiment. I think we really hit it off, as we talked for 20min after about his experiment, discussing his really cool methods, his awesome results, and his totally hot science. He does language research with brain imaging and I totally totally want to work with him over the summer.

    Today I emailed him basically telling him that I totally totally want to work with him over the summer, and he replied back with a message implying that yes, he would "totally totally" want to work with me too. So he set up a time and place to meet, and I reply back with:

    Hi [awesome grad student with totally hot science],

    X-day at Xpm would is perfect. See you then!
    Would is? Would IS?!?!?!?!!??!

    *facepalm*






    This facepalm moment brought to you by Blackberry spell checker--we only check spelling; check your own damn grammar, you idiot.
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    "totally totally" is correct grammar?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I love when you are sending important emails, and you re-read about a thousand times before sending - and you still miss your goofs. - but you spot them the first time you read them after sending...

    I wouldn't sweat it - we all make those little mistakes.
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    totally totally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    totally totally?
    Yes, totally totally. Because his research is THAT awesome.

    Of course, neither of us actually said "totally totally" in the email, it was just implied.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    your dictionary must be fairly minimalist.

    I'd be absolutely thrilled if you had a dictionary with stupendous amounts of words
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    A facepalm moment:

    I've been actively engaged in a hunt to find a new saddle for my new bike. I sold one of my saddles to a BF member, and opted to spend the money on a new saddle and, if possible, an auxiliary purchase (like Jamie Smith's excellent work). So I hit up eBay and found a nice Bontrager saddle that seemed worthy of a bid, so I put one in. Unfortunately, when I go to my eBay, it turns out that I didn't place a bid for that nice Bonty saddle, but for an unlabelled saddle that comes on BikesDirect bikes!! The Bonty saddle was right beneath it.



    That's me on eBay after I bid for the wrong saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    your dictionary must be fairly minimalist.

    I'd be absolutely thrilled if you had a dictionary with stupendous amounts of words
    My vocabulary is inversely proportional to my state of excitedness. I usually have an incredibly large and extensive mental dictionary, and I am not afraid to use it (ask my paper reviewers ) but...you see what happens when I'm happy as a puppy thrown a bone.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    ok, that's understandable.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    ok, that's understandable.
    Yes. I have to actively check myself when presenting my prized results outside of lab meetings, otherwise I say stuff like "totally hot effect of X on Y" during a presentation. It only happens with exciting experiments though. When talking about boring research, I can act with impeccable professionalism.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    Tell him that your timing chain needed adjusting and all the spark plugs in your brain weren't firing correctly at the time.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    are you one of those people who writes better than speaks?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    ^^Only when the subject matter is something I'm really interested in, because I get too engaging, then people go "whoa, slow down!!!"
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    -edit- inside jokes fail on the internet
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    After you hit 40, they all become senior moments
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post


    After you hit 50, they all become senior moments
    fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotts View Post
    fixed
    Whoooo! And I won't need the Depends till then either, right?
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