June 17, 2021. We finally were able to all get together for an outdoor retreat! So many exciting ideas and data! So much fun to be with one another! So many wonderful new things in everyone's life! And, thanks to Joanna, it was the first time that I ever got to be Lady Galadriel, and, thanks to Stu, the 20th time someone corrected my Elvish pronunciation.
What it was: Mary H's thesis defense.
What it seemed like: Great big love-fest.
What happened: Mary gave an awesome talk and then wowed her committee.
The good: Mary H is a star.
The bad: We will really, really miss her when she leaves for her post-doc.
The ugly: The pictures of Sudha at Mary's graduation-- thankfully Mary is far more photogenic than Sudha.