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February 2nd, 2005


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10:10 am - SQUEE!!!11
Whoa, whoa, hold on there, Sunil. You are the anti-squee. What could possibly have turned you into a thirteen-year-old girl?

Did Natalie Portman call you up and ask you to dinner tonight?

Were you offered a book deal for no apparent reason?

Are the San Diego Crunchers asking you to play for them?

No, none of these!

Yesterday, I got my very first fan mail.

Hi,

Just wanted to say I enjoyed the article in today's Daily about the link between RA and TB. Engaging, and well written!

Thanks,
-Kevin
I was totally gobsmacked. I directed him to my COX-2 article, in case he had missed it, which he had.

I read the COX-2 article and liked it too. If you can continue to A) address current issues by focusing on aspects that were missed in the recent media cycles (as with the COX-2 article); and B) translate complex concepts into layspeak, then I'm sure you'll do well.
I was so happy someone was actually reading and appreciating my articles who I wasn't badgering to do so. I have no idea who this guy is; he's a grad student in the atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences. But he deliberately sought out my e-mail address to tell me he liked my article. Man. If only he were a hot woman so I could exploit her appreciation of my talent for sex.

Whoa, prepositional phrases are tricksy. You know what I meant there. I have no talent for sex. YET.

But wow. Someone completely unbiased read my work and liked it. Now I will become overconfident in my abilities and be utterly devastated when people who'd pay me money aren't as impressed.

In conclusion, if you don't love Groundhog Day, then you can't be my friend. No, really.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Ladytron - Another Breakfast with You

(12 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

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From:wildgreentide
Date:February 2nd, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! Sorry it wasn't Natalie Portman, though. (This is Kate P. from the board, by the way.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 2nd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Oh, hey! Yay, glad to see you here.

One day Natalie will see the light.
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From:vonniek
Date:February 2nd, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Yay, P-C! You superstar, you. *g* Congratulations, dude. What a nice, thoughtful feedback.

I have a very short list of "If you don't love _____, I don't think we can really be friends." Groundhog Day probably tops that list.
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From:dlgood
Date:February 2nd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
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OMG! Someone reads other sections of the Daily besides Crime Notes...

But seriously, that's pretty cool. I wrote a few Op-EDs at both Maryland and Michigan but never got any mail. Go you!
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From:puppyunknown
Date:February 2nd, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Hee hee, you "squeeeee"d. Hee.


But seriously? Congrats. That's freaking cool. And it's a mere warm-up to the hundreds apon thousands stacks of fan mail you'll soon be getting! =)
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From:puppyunknown
Date:February 2nd, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Wow, and I should read the notes from people before me - my first six words were nearly identical to the note-leaver before me. Now I look hopelessly unoriginal! =)

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From:ashfae
Date:February 2nd, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Groundhog Day is awesome. Bwahaha.

But you are more awesome! Whoohoo!
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From:riani1
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I worked on the college radio station with a Friday morning show and several news broadcasts. I was walking across campus one day talking with some folks, and somebody stopped and stared at me and said, "My god, you're Connie [maiden name, stupid finance ID places that use maiden names as IDs, so I don't post it]! You're on WCUC!"

"Uh, yeah, I am."

"Wow!"

It was very odd. And I did have regular phone callers who I did not necessarily want to know what I looked like or what my routines are.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Heh. You were his Mischa Barton!
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From:skogkatt
Date:February 2nd, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful! I think you're likely to get more fan mail if you keep at this. You have a talent for putting the technical stuff into terms that us reggaller folk can understand, and you even do it without boring us to death. I think you may have indeed found your calling.
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From:sail_aweigh
Date:February 3rd, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
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Exellent article, Sunil. It was right up my alley with the Darwinian selection for groups of people based on genetically reinforced defects. As we find more and more of these groupings, it makes me wonder what the result of our current program of immunization is going to mean to us and other world populations in the next 200-300 years. As we create artificial resistance to things like smallpox and polio, what out there may be evolving to take their places or, what happens when we no longer immunize and these diseases pop out of whatever carrier their hiding in? Scarey thoughts.
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From:electricmonk
Date:February 3rd, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
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"Kevin" could be a hot woman's name. You never know. You should ask. "For statistical purposes only (unless you say yes), are you a hot woman?"

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