Three people are leaving here at Queen’s: Joe (for good), having returned last week to defend, Doug, who is off to London after handing in a final copy of his thesis, and James, who is gone for three months to Chile to observe, and their departure dates all almost perfectly coincided with each other.
Regular readers of this blog, assuming I have any, will remember that I moved into Joe’s old office earlier this summer and last Monday showed up to find Joe at my seat because his laptop monitor wouldn’t work (and because the office is somewhat smaller than most and only has three chairs for the four people using it that week (Trish and James as well)). I have never seen him as nervous as he was that day (defending that afternoon) but of course everything went fine. Finding a way to print the final copies of the thesis was, I understand, quite the adventure, since our printer needed a new cartridge and none was on hand. (Fortunately he bought one himself.)
I also learned that he has written a song about me. Hmmm. I don’t think they’ve recorded it yet. His band is Shiny Pretty Fox (shinyprettyfox.wordpress.com), check them out.