Solstice wishes

So it’s that time of the year again – when all right-thinking southrons celebrate the solstice by having lunch outside or next to the pool, and think fondly of all those poor folk who can’t go outside for long where they live.

Here’s to you all, then, from Anna-Lise and I:

And a few special wishes, for a few special people:

– Pete Meissner, who made it a very special year for me.  You know what you did, bro.  You done good.  Thanks!

– Don Cowan, Zakkie Pretorius and Alfie Botha: you done good too.  VERY good…B-)

– Henry Gee, who exposed me to a world I didn’t know existed.  Thank you, Henry.  Thank you most sincerely…B-[

– And to Dr Iris, and that cogitating pachyderm: here’s hoping for tenure!!  Really!

– Finally, the lump-of-coal awards: first, to that excitable person with the keyboard-using equivalent of Tourette’s Syndrome, who can’t spell; second, to nicoleandwhosis – no tenure for you; you leap to conclusions not based on evidence MUCH too fast.

And to everyone (or nearly everyone) – a great 2012!!


About Ed Rybicki

Ed is a 60-ish virologist and biotechnologist, formerly a Zambian and presently a South African. He is into family, virology, biotechnology, science in general, science fiction in particular, photography, red wine, wearing loud shirts, 70s rock, blues and smooth jazz...and telling stories. Sometimes, interesting ones. And writing for his own amusement.
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1 Response to Solstice wishes

  1. FOG (aka Pete) says:

    Good blog Brother. And the finest of southern solstices to A-L et you. Appreciate the comment. May all our wishes for a wind farm on Pinelands oval be realised. May the solar waves warm our pool to a temp even I can enjoy and may only the good viruses invade Uitvlugt.

    Blessings over Christmas – from somewhere in the Southern Cape.


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