Thursday, July 19, 2012

Swollen Nodes and Gummy Bears

Just when you think everyone back home has forgotten about you, you get a very unexpected package in the post.  Well actually, it started with a very strange email a few weeks prior, from an unforeseen sender-Chris Winkler! Despite the foreshadowing of the email, I still had no clue that a package was on its way.  What a wonderful surprise!
After having quite a rough month, this could not possibly have come at a better time.  It was simply amazing, and not only for the obvious reasons (sour patch kids, teddy grahams, goldfish, MILANOS, fig newtons, Nature Materials!!, crystal lite, colored pencils, pens, gum, random stuff), but because it came from one of the most unexpected places ever: Lebow 340.  An office I spent A LOT of time in. A place we came to study, do homework, analyze data, write publications, drink beers and complain, and unfortunately sleep and call home at times.  A lot of fun times were had in Lebow 340. A lot of memories.

The best part about the package wasn’t the goodies that I have come to cherish so dearly, but the hand written notes from each of the guys I shared that office with; Chris Winkler, Darin, Sean, Jake, Jerry, and Matt!  I especially enjoyed the Quote List that you included, which was most likely still taped to the desk where I had originally stuck it 2.5 years ago.  The best part is it came from you guys!
I cant express my gratitude for spending all the money to send me some snacks to remind me of home.  And I most certainly cannot express how much it made my day to see all the notes from you guys.  It is the best feeling in the world to know that people at home are thinking of you. Thank you so much boys!
My only complaint is that a few days after opening the package, I swear my nodes were swollen.   Whatever is haunting the office came to SVG through the post and got me sick!

1 comment:

  1. Your nodes will forever be swollen... :P Glad you enjoyed the package. Stay strong and continue to be amazing!