xiyingfan:   maybe you can publish a beautiful, moving memoir when you’re 50 and it’ll be made into a movie

me:  seriously doubt that. my life isn’t exciting enough

xiyingfan:  Hopefully it won’t be the zillionth incarnation of Dumb and Dumberer:P

me:  unless i suffer a terrible disfiguring lab accident that also turns into a eureka discovery, propelling me into scientific stardom and eventually the nobel prize

xiyingfan:  wow, the first part of that already got the ‘Dumb’ part down

me:  how moving would that be.  at my nobel prize acceptance speech, standing there with half of my face left.  I would stifle my tears as I say, “this is for science!”