Vanessa is leaving for Arizona tomorrow to start her post-doc and the whole lab went out for lunch with her to say goodbye. Having known her for more than 4 years now and been through the struggles with graduate school together, I feel really happy for her about the graduation and the great post-doc that she got. But I also feel kind of sad about losing the closest grad buddy in the whole department.
On the way back we chat a bit about Harry Potter (of course!), mostly about how many copies that have been sold already. We joked that Daniel should change the title of his new book to something like "Harry Potter and Landing a Job in Academic Biology" to boost the sale.