2) Tea is still the best drink in existence. Such a pity 99.99% of Americans wouldn't know good tea if they were boiled in it *rolls eyes* I wondered if I should propose that as an idea for fundraiser - Hellga personally making and serving high-quality fresh tea, $1/cup. Maybe I would have a side effect of one more Nebraskan becoming human :)
3) A visit to one Russian forum made me notice a few very handsome Italian and Portuguese soccer players. Yum. I'm spending the third evening wading through 150 pages of the thread and ignoring medicinal chemistry. While I am at it, *swoon* for Gigi Buffon.
4) Speaking of medicinal chemistry, may Dr. Kador realize just HOW BADLY what he taught and what he put on the practice exam correlate. If he keeps asking in-vivo metabolites of every frigging compound, I will pray that he has nightmares about glucuronide conjugation every single night for the rest of his days.
5) What is it that makes one person appear, well, civilized? Dr. Marky is one of the few people I would actually respect even if he wasn't a professor with many big papers under his name. Just his manner makes it clear he is a person of good breeding, even if he is a short, elderly Peruvian dressed in same clothes American professors wear. Yet the difference in the level is instantly obvious.