Progress Report Day 7
Petersen will not be accompanying us to the conference. Evidently he had never drunk alcohol before our ill-advised bender and the ensuing hangover has left him bedridden. I sternly rebuked one of the undergrads that had blithely dismissed Petersen’s incapacitation as an attempt to shirk his pre-travel duties- Petersen would not miss this trip unless the situation was truly dire. The Insult-Mo-Tron is his baby. His presence will be sorely missed next week, and not just because that means one more backpack for me to carry- one of the provisions of the JanSport Science Grant was that we must exclusively use their bags when in public. Unfortunately, their marketing department did not send us any luggage and so the Insult-Mo-Tron will be transported in excess of three-dozen backpacks. It will be an arduous trip, so the Insult-Mo-Tron will be offline over the weekend as we travel to Cambridge.