1. Laurie is a secretary of ECE department in her 50s. We joked a lot with each other whenever we met. The other day I dropped by the department office and ask her if anybody will be in the office during the next day’s lunch. Laurie comforted me like, “Don’t worry. We will be here.” I kidded her by asking, “So you guys will always be here for me?” “Yeah, I will always be here for you…” She kidded me back.
2. I took the comprehensive exam on Thursday. By the end of the exam, I was asked to leave the room so that the professors can discuss about my performance. Brian saw me waiting outside the conference room and asked me what I was doing. I told him I was taking the comprehensive exam.
“Then why aren’t you in the room?” he kidded me.
“Oh, I am just pretending I didn’t know they are judging on me…” I told him.
3. Rama didn’t like the title I had for the comprehensive exam and indicated I didn’t put enough thoughts on it by asking how much time I spent thinking about the title. I told him, “Well, I started thinking about it 3 months ago. Technically I spent 3 months thinking about it…”
Here is a classic micro-phone in Phoenix house…