I sent my
Astrophysics prof an email today to ask him if he’s ever done any research with
our Geospace group. I’ve never introduced myself to him and I never say
anything in class (until last night but that’s another funny story). So I knew
he wouldn’t know who I was so I described myself thusly: “I’m the one whose expression is most often
that of (a) grim concentration (b) utter bewilderment or (c) a cruciferous
He wrote me back and said “oh hi!" as if he knew who I was from that description which is hilarious and, unfortunately, also indicative of my astrophysics prowess. I'm much better at quantum physics. Really.
My adorable FrenchStaffer calls me The Taikonaut which, she explained, is what the French call Chinese astronauts. I don't know why she calls me a Chinese astronaut although I suspect it's just because she's discovered how much fun it is to give people absurd nicknames and she gets how "Taikonaut" is just inherently funnier than "astronaut" even with a French accent. I wonder where she learned such nonsense. Heh.