Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday Donuts

Remember all the fun we had last Friday? Eating cupcakes, looking at posters, thinking about how great the Department of Biological Sciences is? You can relive some of that fun today, at Wednesday Donuts. We’ll reminisce about our favorite talks, debate whether the poster session would have functioned as a sauna (if only we could have found some towels to wear), and get a morning caffeine boost. Be there, or Evil Sara will dissolve you with a withering look.

PS->Donuts this week courtesy of Dr. Sonia Bardy. Chant it with me now: So-nia Bar-dy clap-clap clapclapclap, So-nia Bar-dy clap-clap clapclapclap, So-nia Bar-dy clap-clap clapclapclap, So-nia Bar-dy clap-clap clapclapclap. She’s great, isn’t she? Thanks, Dr. Bardy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Congratulations, Donut Winner!

Dear [Insert Donut Evader’s Name Here],
You have won a new 2014 Ducati Multistrada motorcycle, a new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, or a new 2014 Sea Ray 205 Sport powerboat, of your choice, in a raffle you don’t remember entering. To claim your prize, come to Lapham Hall, room S185 between 10 and 11am on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Prize winners will be required to show valid ID. An optional raffle cost deferral payment of $25 may be donated to cover the cost of future events.

PS->Donuts this week courtesy of Dr. Gerlinde Höbel. What is there to say about Dr. Höbel? She’s obviously very generous with her $25 bills, and a great teacher and scientist. But she’s also pretty Rock n Roll. You can tell by the metal umlaut in her name. The more umlauts, the more bädäss. Thanks, Dr. Höbel!

Mättïäs Jöhänssön, PhD
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department of Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 413

Milwaukee WI 53201

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Top 5 Most Delicious Donuts

1. That cinnamon swirl one with buttercream frosting
2. The cinnamon twist
3. The Bismarck with light filling, like Twinkie filling or something.
4. Maple bar
5. Anything with sprinkles
Come see if any of these delicacies appear in this week’s spread: Lap S185, 10am.

PS->Donuts this week courtesy of Filipe Alberto. Filipe is a great guy. A good boss, mentor, and teacher, he’ll also give you a good run on the XC ski trail, or the mountain bike path. And yesterday he had $25 in his pocket. Thanks, Filipe!

Hemingway on Donuts

·         Don't you eat donuts? I notice you speak slightingly of the pastry. I have eaten donuts since I was fifteen and few things have given me more pleasure. When you work hard all day with your head and know you must work again the next day what else can change your ideas and make them run on a different plane like coffee and a donut? When you are cold and wet what else can warm you? Before an attack who can say anything that gives you the momentary well-being that coffee and a donut does?... The only time it isn't good for you is when you ***** or when you fight. You have to do that cold. But it always helps my shooting. Modern life, too, is often a mechanical oppression and coffee and a donut is the only mechanical relief.
·         Postscript to letter to critic, poet and translator Ivan Kashkin (19 August 1935); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker

Donuts. Is there anything they don’t improve? Lapham S185, 10am.

PS->Donuts this week courtesy of Ken Brockman. With a postdoc in his near future, and (presumably) brighter financial days ahead, Ken has generously decided to spend one of his last $25/month student paychecks on our weekly get-together. Now that’s generosity! Congrats on the new opportunity, Ken! Best of luck.

For the love of a good woman (or barring that, a good donut). (An Archive Classic)

Have you ever been in love?
You know, the way you can remember every detail, even after they're gone?
The way they feel, the way they smell, the way they make your fingers greasy when you touch them?

That's how I feel about donuts.

Come join the us this morning in the LAP N202 for coffee and love.


PS->Donuts this week courtesy of the original rocker, the rockin’est rock that ever rocked, the one and only Jena “Rock-It”, “Rocket”, “Rockette” Rock. These days, she’s also the rockin’est Phyllis who ever helped a graduate student. Maybe not as rockin’ as the original Phyllis, but still pretty good.