A surprise mid-week update for you, my colleagues! Did you think we’d forgotten about you? No, we’ve just been busy busy with the never-ending list of last-minute details that come along with making an amazing book for you all to enjoy very soon! And we here at Mischief Central know you’d never want us to leave out the amazing last-minute details.
To tide you over, I’ve dug back into the trunk that started it all, to share our very own Dr. Erma Melanogaster’s tale of longing and anticipation. Enjoy!
My Dear Mr. Tesla,
Greetings again, and I hope this letter finds you well. It was such a delight to chat after your presentation last month, and certainly hope you are still as excited as I am at the prospect of a collaboration. I’ve just set up the most state-of-the-art laboratory in beautiful Seattle, Washington. I’m sure you’ll find this coast easily as inspirational as your current one, when you do decide to relocate. I’ve already begun drawing up some plans for shared equipment spaces, testing chambers, and the like, and am eager for your input. Please write as soon as your busy schedule allows.
Dr. Erma Melanogaster
My Dearest Mr. Tesla,
I understand your concern with relocating your current research efforts across the country, but let me assure you, all your supplies and equipment will be treated with the utmost of care. Need I remind you, I’m no stranger to handling sensitive apparatus. I’m sure you’ll absolutely love it here, and the work we produce together will more than make up for any lost time. Besides, I’ve just put up the most gorgeous blue velvet drapes in the small lab space – I do recall you mentioning a fondness for blue, yes? I’m sure I heard that somewhere. They’ll be perfect for our mutual experiments requiring a dark environment. My mind has been in even more of a whirl than usual dreaming up things we might discover together. So, you may cast your worries aside -all will be well once you join me here.
Patiently (Impatiently) yours,
My darling Nikola,
Might I say, you are quite the tease, sir! You certainly know how to keep a lady’s… scientific interest piqued. All this talk of “but I hardly remember you” and “cease and desist” – you really needn’t play coy with me. We’re both mature, professional adults, in the prime of our life, at the cutting edge of our fields! Now is the time for bold action! Let the sad, simple masses worry about common sense, the rules of society and all that nonsense. Ah, you must know how you inspire me! Of course, we’ve all heard about your personal moral commitments. I must commend such a clever ploy to keep the lesser-minded ladies away. Should have thought of that one myself, as I’m fending off such a deluge of suitors these days. But rest assured, you are the only one to hold the coveted position in my heart and in my lab. Enclosed is a portrait of yours truly in the space we will someday share, so you might gaze upon it until that day.
Theo called on me the other day, and simply can’t wait to meet you! I went ahead and labeled all your little shelves and cupboards, and got in a new sampling of tea that I can’t wait for you to try. I do hope you’re able to get on your way soon -I keep having to dust your workspace, and you know I hate dusting. Oh, but what am I saying? It’s really not a bother at all, when I have your arrival to look forward to, plenty of time to fit it in while the samples are condensing. Did you go ahead and contact the post office regarding your new address? The majority of my letters these past few months appear to be returning undelivered, which I’m taking as a sign of progress! Well, I must be getting back to it. Just wanted to check in while I had a few minutes. Making your favorite dessert tonight!
Hugs and kisses,
If you too are a Tesla fan, I highly recommend taking a look at the Tesla Museum Fundraiser. Fans of Kickstarter, etc will appreciate the amazing prizes still to be had – you can even get your own saucy Tesla photo to gaze at. Though the funding goal has already been blown out of the water (horray! we know first hand what a great feeling that is), more fundraising will just to go making the museum that much better. I’m sure Dr. Erma would be thrilled… though she may have to view it from a legally-imposed distance.