Today is Christina Pikas’ (of Christina’s LIS Rant) birthday. Seeing as I’ll be seeing her in pretty much exactly a month at ASIS&T and she’ll be able to personally kick me for this, I decided to write her a little birthday ditty.
Tis just a wee fuss for my friend Pikas
I awoke this morning all a twitter,
my friend she is a knitter.
Once a naval officer, always a veteran,
she’s the physicists’ friend and librarian.
Whether slogging her way to a PhD with reliance
or blogging about the intricacies of science,
Her work is very prudent
because she is a student.
Committed as any star ASIST member,
she was born once upon a far September.
Often, though, she may Rant,
steer you wrong she shan’t.
Her name it is Christina,
her mind as sharp as concertina.
Tis the birthday of a Pikas
so let us all make a bit of a wee fuss.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Christina! I couldn’t help myself.
Writing this reminded me that I had done this once before; that is, wrote a birthday poem and posted it here. I also see I swore never to post my “poetry” here again. Ah well, not exactly a lie, I guess.
And technically, that previous post includes two poems as did the birthday card in which they originally appeared. The 2nd was called *”On the use of ‘beauty’”. And, yes, that asterick implies that it was a “footnote.”