Happy Birthday, Derek!
It's a big day in the FlickPicking household, as my partner turns 32. (What do you mean you can't make that out?) Thank goodness we've been to so many weddings lately, since in addition to all the happiness we felt on those occasions, we also managed to scrub ourselves up a little and have some nice photos taken. This is hard to do in the grad-student world, and maybe even in the academic world in general, so enjoy these, hot off the press. On the left are the two of us at Bill & Betsy's wedding this past weekend; on the right is Derek at ModFab's wedding two weekends ago.
Happy birthday, [[nice try!!]]!!!! (Pet names deleted to protect the innocent and to spare the easily disgusted.) It's been a hard week to feel joyful, but a good one for reminding us of our various good fortunes. I sure am a lucky son of a gun.