Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lessons learned in the last 26 minutes

1) Having a milkshake made with a chunky ice cream is a bad idea. Chunks and straws are mortal enemies in the wild.

2) Sipping a blackberry chocolate chip milkshake in a clear cup from a straw is NOT the most masculine thing one can do. Probably best to avoid walking down the business office hallway on the way back to the building.

3) Neither getting out of my office for almost half an hour, nor a milkshake, are making this grant review itself.


  1. Having a milkshake made with a chunky ice cream is a bad idea.

    Negative. You need to use a straw AND a long spoon. Duh.

  2. You need one of them long straws WITH the scoop on the end! They are the best. They have them at the Culvers where I went to college. Mmmm nom nom nom...

  3. 1) Spoon
    2) Spoon with a skull sticker on the handle
    3) Bribe the grant gremlins with said milkshake.

  4. Any time I need multiple and/or specialized tools to consume something that should be straight forward, things have gone too far.

  5. "Chunks and straws are mortal enemies in the wild."Not true! Boba in bubble tea and appropriately sized straws get along fabulously. It's only oddly-shaped chunks and narrow straws that have had a falling out.

  6. I'm willing to accept that certain mutualistic relationships have evolved in the struggle between chunks and straws, but I think we can agree that on the whole, the relationship remains contentious.