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[*] posted on 23-12-2022 at 15:12


Quote: Originally posted by Texium  
Received two books on poisons and a sample of platinum powder for my element collection! Thanks OldNubbins!


That is awesome!
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[*] posted on 24-12-2022 at 16:42


Merry Christmas to all.
Have a lovely time with friends family, food and beverages.

It is so good to have fellow chemist-nerd friends all over the world.

SS gift is under the tree. I will post pix when it is opened.

Have a blessed day.
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[*] posted on 24-12-2022 at 17:18


Got a petrified wood fossil in the mail today, thanks to gammtron. It's even slightly radioactive, so more interesting. Maybe next year I can get someone from the energetics group to send me some splosives... It was fun to get a nice surprize.
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[*] posted on 24-12-2022 at 21:14


Samarium (nice clean surface and vacuum sealed), gadolinium, snd some nice shiny keck clips. I am stoked. Thsnk you, SS.

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Edit. S is next to A.
I am not drunk.

[Edited on 25-12-2022 by j_sum1]
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[*] posted on 24-12-2022 at 23:07


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I am not drunk.


And why not? I drink to your health!

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[*] posted on 25-12-2022 at 00:44


All the best for the festive season everyone!
Massive thankyou to my Secrete Santa. Love the cartoons and the tritium!
Apologies to Phosphor-ing, Texium and Admagistr. You have cards in the mail. Hopefully they are not too far off. They were sent a couple of weeks ago.
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[*] posted on 25-12-2022 at 08:52
Merry Christmas !


To all members on this board ! We've had no mail for the last 2 days. Probably some
Christmas cards waiting for me. Storm damage prevented things from getting done
or delivered. Power has also been out for 2 days now. That storm kicked the crap
out of most states east of the Rockies.

[Edited on 2022/12/25 by MadHatter]




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[*] posted on 26-12-2022 at 13:55


Mad Hatter - I got your Christmas card, couldn’t figure out who in Maine I knew. Spent a couple of years in Portland when I was in the Navy. Also bought my first car there from a guy in Gorham. I really enjoyed my time in Maine, except for the bar fights at Popeye’s Ice House. Damn Mainers are tough! Anyway, I completely forgot about the Secret Santa this year and didn’t sign up, but still got a card. Thanks so much! I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas and have a Happy New Year filled with lots of chemistry! The same for the rest of the Science Madness family!!



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[*] posted on 26-12-2022 at 17:29


Merry Christmas to all, and to Jsum1, a big thanks for organizing this. This is a great way to cmbine science and Christmas, for some of us, we have been more isolated lately, so this is a great way to keep social and have a community. And thanks to Mad Hatter for being the great Santa to everyone this year, hope your power comes back on soon. Hope everyone has a great 2023.
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[*] posted on 27-12-2022 at 04:42


My neighbour says I apparently received something, but I'll be able to open it only on the 7th of january. I don't know about any postcards, as I'm back to my hometown for the holidays. We will see! Thanks SS!




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[*] posted on 27-12-2022 at 14:12
Post Card


Thank You Arkoma for the post card. You're right. They did a lousy job of making
them for you. The cards should have been brighter. Who did the job for you ?
I want to know to AVOID them. I went with VistaPrint for my cards. They're slow
in terms of shipping times but the quality is excellent.

I expect an onslaught of mail of the next few days. The storm caused major
backups and outages for the states in its destructive path. There was no mail last
Friday and Saturday. Yesterday no mail because of the federal observance of the
Christmas holiday.

On the bright side the power was restored Christmas night.

Christmas gifts from my sister and brother-in-law:
Warning sign, t-shirt, coffee mug


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[*] posted on 27-12-2022 at 14:30


Quote: Originally posted by Texium  
Received two books on poisons.... Thanks OldNubbins!



Like to see your bookshelf when you are, say 50 years old. I can picture you in my mind being a professor with a tiny office with bookshelves busting at the seems!

Now, of course I cut the tape on my box as soon as I was in the house. Dr. Bob was on Elf duty for my SSS (semi-secret Santa), and lo and behold a lovely 24/40 drying tube and the CaCl2 to go with it, Thanks Santa!, and of course with some nifty stocking stuffers from the elves. Lemme, see, 100ml Vol. Flask, tiny vacuum flask (25ml) with a Coors suction funnel, my yearly infusion of small glass screwcap containers. Those are sooo handy and I think this is the third year you've sent dozens of little bottles. Very handy and thank you.



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[*] posted on 27-12-2022 at 17:39


MadHatter,
Love the beaker you got, I have had many of those over the years, still love to geek out like that. And the other stuff is great, you must have a sister who really understands geeks. My wife and brother are just not fluent at all in nerdspeak. At least I have a few friends who are gifted in it. The NMR ones speak geek/nerd dialects that are even tough for me to understand, but most of their words are just acronyms.

Arkoma,
Glad you got the package OK, I tried to pick some things that I find handy, but not sure what scale you work on. I have used those little Coors funnels for many reactions, so I like them. I should have used a large box, then I could have fit in more bottles, but only had a medium around.
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biggrin.gif posted on 28-12-2022 at 03:54


Finally recieved my package.

Got some Zinc powder, sodium borohydride, p-Toluenesulfonic acid, methylamine, N-Bromosuccinimide, 1,3-diphenylguanidine, aluminium powder, 4-methyl-2-bromopropiophenone and
mercury(II) chloride (gonna be careful with this one).

Thank you very much SS !


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biggrin.gif posted on 28-12-2022 at 13:26


I got some phosphorous pentoxide! Now, what doesn’t need it’s water anymore? Hmmm…



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[*] posted on 5-1-2023 at 03:17


Got a postcard from Maine yesterday. Hilarious.
(I could handle some nice lobster, come to think of it.)


This has been a fun year - even if the numbers were down a bit. I have receuved a lot of U2Us from folks who got right into the spirit of it all. We will definitely do this again.

On a practical note, if anyone is aware of delivery delays or other issues, please let me know.

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[*] posted on 5-1-2023 at 10:42


Just got the last post card I was expecting. Thanks B(a)P! Hope everyone had a happy holiday season. This really is the best community on the internet.



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[*] posted on 6-1-2023 at 07:08


Quote: Originally posted by arkoma  
Like to see your bookshelf when you are, say 50 years old. I can picture you in my mind being a professor with a tiny office with bookshelves busting at the seems!
Jeez, I hope not! Don’t think I could stand being a professor. All they do is write grant proposals and stress themselves to death.



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[*] posted on 6-1-2023 at 14:51
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Andyloris, Thank You for the beautiful post card you sent me. I received it today.
Waiting on 1 more post card !
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[*] posted on 7-1-2023 at 16:34


I have received a very nice periodic table mug by Andyloris (thank you! it's my first periodic table mug) and one postcard from Maine that was completely destroyed by the rain but I could still see a vignette of a turkey and a lobster joking with each other. Thank you!

(p.s. I'm not sure of how many postcards I'm suppsed to get but this address has some issues with mail delivery so let's see how it goes)

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[*] posted on 7-1-2023 at 23:30


U2U about post card sent, it was not your imagination, I owe you one.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2023 at 10:11
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Valeg96, sorry about the rain. Next year I'm thinking about laminating the cards.
Leave it to mother nature to screw things up ! Mail system has also been
unpredictable this year. I never know with that bunch(especially on my end).

P.S. You're supposed to get 3 cards.

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[*] posted on 9-1-2023 at 12:08


Oh that was a nice Christmas ! New years eve was fun too.
I enjoyed my time off so much I took some more :)

I too got a postcard from Maine and would totally put a few lobsters out of their misery if I ever go there :)

And Santa... well... you outdid yourself ! What can I say ? A really nice book, mineral samples that will put my own in this category to shame, a mistery metal that I'd bet is Tantalum and last but not least a Science Madness mug !!

Pictures tomorrow with a beverage that will be a reflexion of my mood :)




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[*] posted on 9-1-2023 at 12:28


I have just returned from holidays to find two post cards in the mail box.
Thanks so much MadHatter and Andy Louis!
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[*] posted on 10-1-2023 at 00:22


Quote: Originally posted by B(a)P  
I have just returned from holidays to find two post cards in the mail box.
Thanks so much MadHatter and Andy Louis!


Although I only signed up for the postcard exchange, a few days ago I received a big surprise from Australia!I got a card in an envelope and an unexpected gift of various unknown metals to find out what it is...THANK YOU VERY MUCH B(a)P]!!! It's only one postcard so far, I'm still waiting for the other two...
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