[edit] Kat finishing thesis, so kind-of online

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I don't suppose any type of, er, combative activities could be arranged between you two lovely ladies to determine who gets this last remaining little scrap of my heart, eh?
Yikes, are you suggesting a cat fight with Kat? :goofysca: I was thinking more along the lines of a puff pastry eating contest. Or maybe you could post a challenge - something like drinking a bristle worm milkshake. Kat and I could then write in and say either " I completed the challenge in less than three minutes!" or "Sorry, I choked." Then, the loser could get sprayed with water from Clem's nose.
 

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Hi Kat,

Have fun at Kelly's

As for silly questions from the public......I was on duty yesterday and got asked if I thought it would be OK to get a seahorse as company for the goldfish (in the same tank!)...........................& I don't think they were joking!!!!! :shock: Cos the seahorses weresooooooo beautiful!

J
 

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Hi guys,
Just coming up for a quick breath after catching up on everything... I am still around somewhere, sometimes, but am also rather beset with jobs (3) and visiting Americans (including me dear old Dad). But I do drop in and will try to do so more frequently! Will also try to get some good shots of Slime, our Octopus gibbsi. In the meantime, here's me feeding the ravening hordes in the fishtank.

:snorkel:

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Very cool pic. We look forward to a less hectic schedule for you... Say hi to Dad for us! :smile:
 

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Great pic, Kat...looks like you have found a bunch of friends!!
 

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And thus is born my "Chicks With Regulators" fetish. Beats mermaids any day.

Kat, I am so glad that you're finding at least one job enjoyable. It's gotta be worth losing a finger or two to not have to answer phones all day.
 

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And thus is born my "Chicks With Regulators" fetish. Beats mermaids any day.
mmmm...dunno....

I see...i see pay-per-view.... i see Celebrity Deathmatch....
"Chick with regulator" vs "Mermaid" !!!
Forget Tyson vs "Tetraplegic Badger" !
Forget Neil Diamond vs Rammstein!

This IS the match of the century!!!
(this program hasn't be rated yet, discretion is advised)
(mudslingers welcome)

Kat, I am so glad that you're finding at least one job enjoyable. It's gotta be worth losing a finger or two to not have to answer phones all day.
and there is no way back...after losing a few fingers, it becomes really hard to answer the phone... unless you tape yr mobile to yr head....mmmm
*considering new career*

TPOTH
 

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i just pray :canada: doesnt share with us his dream of being fed by :twisted: .....

maybe kat photocopied him to death, then maybe it might be worth listneing to his dreams.......


:cthulhu: :heart: :beer:
 

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Hi everybody,
You probably didn't think this was possible after the past few months, but... until early January I'll most likely be online even less. Finishing the job at Kelly's next week, and am headed off on Friday on a rather large trip to various corners of the earth... England (where I'll see Phil!), Norway, the U.S. and then a thaw-out in Tahiti over New Year's. :wink: But if I see any cephs along the way, I'll let everyone know, and when I get back to Auckland (and AUT, and my degree - all fingers, toes, tentacles and arms crossed!!!) I'll be back in full force.
Watch out, Steve. :twisted:
 
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Tintenfisch said:
am headed off on Friday on a rather large trip to various corners of the earth... England (where I'll see Phil!), Norway, the U.S. and then a thaw-out in Tahiti over New Year's. :wink:

TTF, be sure to go to the Natural History Museum with Phil. I learned a lot that day and I'm still learning from the book he pointed me to (John Maisey's Discovering Fossil Fishes).

Enjoy yourself!

Melissa
 

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[hauls self out of hiding under dark Auckland rock, peering cautiously at new format]
[logs on for the first time in about two months :oops: ]

:shock: Over 3000 new posts... and a new format... I guess I deserve that. It will be a busy few weeks for me... !!!

The trip was great, BMNH was amazing (and thanks to Phil for a great tour through the exhibits!) - photo attached as proof - and I saw the Mesonychoteuthis Holotype (will post photos of that soon too) and some other very interesting stuff!

So... I'm around again, will just need a few weeks to read up on everything that's been going on. Oh, happy 2005, everybody!
 

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Sooooo....THAT was post # 666...guess that was what the bible was talking about!!!!
 

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Perhaps I should change this thread title to 'Kat online for the foreseeable future' ...

You see, I had a call from Immigration yesterday. They have been waiting for about four months on one piece of documentation needed to complete my (otherwise finished) application for NZ permanent residency. Apparently they have had several other cases like mine recently, where the apps are very solid except for this missing piece of documentation, and they have wanted to waive it but have been unable to. So they took my application to the Minister of Immigration as a test case - and he approved it! So, looks like I'm staying. :cool2: It will take them a few weeks to get all the paperwork done, but after 15 months of waiting, I can stand it a little longer. Thereafter, I will be able to stay, live, work, travel in and out of NZ... and re-enroll to finish my PhD!!!!

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