October 11, 2013 – In the rain

As I was leaving the lab, I realized it was raining (how typical of Belgium). I had no umbrella. Then I remembered that I left my purple umbrella in the office before I left Belgium five months ago. I went back to the office hoping that the umbrella would still be where I left it and voilà, it was there, intact. It’s great not having to get soaked going home 🙂

May 31, 2013 – EMRS umbrella

Post #500 goes to…the EMRS umbrella! I was impressed by the EMRS (European Materials Research Society) conference organization – they even gave out umbrellas to the attendees! It was probably the best thing to have happened to me all week, as I would have not been pleased to be soaked in rain…and it rained quite strongly on 3/5 of the conference days. These were good, sturdy umbrellas too! I wonder how many they had to prepare…