September 26, 2010

Guest Post: Ruby And A B(r)unch Of Scientists

This past Sunday, I attended brunch with some of my colleagues, accompanied by Ruby. It was Ruby's first brunch, and her first time among science geeks. Here is Ruby with my friend and grad school professor Jim, and two more friends, Emily and Ruth. Even though Ruby is wearing a cape, she is still studying for her Ph.Doggy.

Ruby was (fairly) well behaved while we all enjoyed a fantastic brunch. There was a lot of discussion about actinides, natural organic matter, and colloids (topics that make most non-scientists' eyes glaze over), but Ruby took it all in stride. Here is a photo of her in a very nice "down stay," worthy of a Nobel Prize:

Of great interest to Ruby during the course of our science brunch was the Law of Gravity. Wanting to make a contribution, she re-enacted a scene from the past, her tribute to Sir Isaac Newton and his great discovery:

This led Ruby to happen upon her own great discovery, also involving a fallen apple:

Thanks Jim, for a wonderful brunch. Ruby not only enjoyed learning about field-flow fractionation, and participating in a heated discussion about hematite colloids, she also found the plums in the back of your garden most intriguing!

– Mr. Raiser


Erin and Co. said...

LOL good job Ruby!!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures.How stimulating it must of been for you Ruby. Did scientist Dad explain all those wonderful scientific words to you.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

Terrific! I love brunch. Love it . Love it. Love it. I'm glad to hear Ruby did so well.

Clive said...

Ruby, your brunch sounded most stimulating!

Great photos!

take care
Clive and Murray

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet it was all one Peanuts khartoon of humans 'talking'

Great job Ruby!


1000 Goldens said...

Ahh...yes! Field-flow fractionation and hematite colloids are one of my topics Mom and I debate! (har-har). Glad you had fun the the science peeps Roo :)