What a week it has been...
FYI, tomorrow night, you can watch Santa's trip on NORAD's Santa Watch
. If by chance while you are watching, you get some of those pesky questions about Santa, the facts of his trip can be found here
. The most important thing to know, is that if Santa was travelling at 99.99% of the speed of light, he could complete his trip in about 500 seconds and that Rudolph's nose would no longer appear to be red due to the Doppler effect.
In honor of the people behind the man in the red suit that is take a around the world trip tomorrow night, the word of the week is
Got my 25th career refereed journal article published this week. What made this one special was that one of my then undergraduate research assistants name is on the paper. I really enjoy working with undergraduates and getting them their first publication. Well done Emily! If your interested in why people do not travel, click here
My car is in today getting its Christmas present. A new timing belt. I am sure it is excited. BTW, I hate my dealership and its fake customer service. You can put up all the signs you want telling me how great your service is but if you tell me you are going to call me in an hour with the diagnostic and you take two, that is poor service. P.S. Why bother making appointments if there is going to be a multiple hour wait just to have a diagnostic done (especially when I can see you were not busy)?
It has been fun having my parents visit. I enjoy having them around but I can tell they are getting older. The kids are tiring them out faster. They are however, having a fun time together. The love is definitely showing.
Congratulations to Robyn on getting into the high school of her choice - Academic Magnet While the school system in South Carolina is generally regarded as 'thank god for Mississippi quality,' the Academic Magnet High School was ranked number 15 in the country by Newsweek
. The average SAT score for students of the school was 1882. I just hope she finds happiness in her new school and remembers to have some fun along with all that school work.
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Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and loving holiday.
Safe journeys all!