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Our initial results look good. While we have found fraying along the upper registers, the overall matrix seems to be stable, which is the most important thing.

Memo: Contract General T. Ross about New Mexico facility. See if we can arrange some time with Banner's team on HSP90 mapping.

I had forgot ton what a unique environment the school system creates. I've been out of teaching for a number of years now, and the private research environment is very different. For one thing, I have yet to have a small child disassemble my pocket watch in a major lab.

Still, there are some advantages, mostly in the aspect of pressure. Charles' research facilities do have some limitations (and an apparent fierce competition for space), but are adequate for my specific needs. Save the odd incorporeal visit, it could be any lab in North America. However, it is hardly the research advantages that concern me.

It's the children. Normally, this would include some sort of impassioned plea for speedbumps or frontal lobotomies by parent groups. I am of less compassionate humour. No, it is the diverse mixture of mutation, so readily available and integrated. I wonder when the first crisis point will hit, say a power damper affecting a student in the midst of a transition, causing injury.

Documenting the staff and students have been slow, mostly due to my own research requirements, and also due to my winning personality. It would seem that I cut across the established grain of ethos in this school. Personally, I couldn't be more delighted, but it has limited the invitations for crumb cake and cappuccino. I'm so loathe to schedule actual consultations, but that might be needed.

Or, I could keep opinion muted.

Schedule it may be.

I wonder if there are any golf courses nearby. I do so love living up to stereotypes. Besides, it might be nice to get out into the open for a few hours. I missed the trip to the amusement park (in much the same way I missed Ebola: careful pre-planning and protective measures), but find myself somewhat unaware of the charms of Westchester. Tell me there is a meal to be had that is not served out of a clown's mouth in a paper sack.

Date: 2003-06-03 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-kitten.livejournal.com
Tell me there is a meal to be had that is not served out of a clown's mouth in a paper sack.

Of course there is. For one thing there's a kitchen right upstairs, as well as several talented cooks around (I'm passable at it, if you really need...) as well as the kitchenette down near the labs (although I'd watch out for anything in a tupperware container down there.)

Also, here...

http://www.menusite.com/newyork/byNameWNY.html
(Carl's, the first one on the list, even picked up a Zagat rating...)

http://www.westchesterny.com/dining/index.asp
(serchable by city...)

Cuisine

Date: 2003-06-03 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-essex.livejournal.com
Thank you, Ms Pryde. This was an extremely thoughtful gesture. I must then insist you get the pick of the list in the near future.

Re: Cuisine

Date: 2003-06-03 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-kitten.livejournal.com
Oh, that would be lovely. Thank you.

And if you're looking for something really good and don't mind going too far out of the way (or spending a lot...), there's always The C.I.A. in Hyde Park.

(google.com is an excellent thing...)

Date: 2003-06-03 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com
You know, Nathaniel, if you actually looked at the students and staff as living, breathing (most of them) beings instead of vessels for your experimentations, you might find them more receptive to your ideas.

Indeed

Date: 2003-06-03 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-essex.livejournal.com
Ah, you must be the redoubtable Mister Summers I've heard so much about. Curious that we haven't really met yet. No doubt that can be rectified in the near future.

As for the rest, I'm not exactly sure what you are refering to. I do not use 'vessels' in my work. Well, I suppose if you could consider the protien bundles vessels, but I rather doubt a protien bundle much cares what you think of it as. Context, my dear Mister Summers, context. You see, one might take offense otherwise...

Ta.

Date: 2003-06-03 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com
Dictionary definitions. Scientific terms. Makes my point precisely, I believe.

Date: 2003-06-04 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-essex.livejournal.com
Ah, do you refer to my speech patterns or my professional analysis of the students at this school? In the context of my duties here, I rather am supposed to treat them as subjects. I'll be sure to send a simply worded memo along to you outlining Charles' request.

As for the speech patterns, I could adopt a Cockney accent and work in the gardens, but that seems so coarse. No, I think I shall keep the words that brought me through my medical career and a vast wealth of poetry, and leave the language of "American Idol" and televised wrestling to you, dear boy.

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