This is actually a real thing. Clearly taking a break from grading (because apparently we're not allowed to hand this stuff off to PhD students) and recording a video of how to best fling a mortarboard into the nearest senior administrator's eye is a good use of my time. 🙄

I got a new Chinese holly bonsai, so of course I stuck little cats all over it.

I guess that could make it a lame attempt at penjing?

(selfie with eye contact in the first picture)

Good day - wine tasting and I got my cello back from the luthier, all set up now. It sounds absolutely amazing, thanks to Gareth Ballard.

Supply chains in action 

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