In honor of Matt's birthday, I want to share this story of his love for me.
Not many people know I have a needle named after me.
Yes, I am famous.
At least, I am at Biomet Biologics.
Matt was blessed with a job at Biomet right after finishing up his Ph.D. at Notre Dame two years ago. One of his first tasks was to design a new needle that will extract bone marrow for a procedure during hip & knee replacements.
Long story short, his design is amazing (not that I'm proud of him or anything) and he has been working with the pattent lawyer at work to get the design pattented. It's been really exciting!
When his boss and the VP of the company were talking to Matt about beginnging this process, they asked what Matt wanted to name the needle.
Most engineers use their last names. Matt lovingly replied, "The Jessica."
His bosses gagged and gave him heck for naming it after his wife. He quickly said, "NO! See, the needle extracts bone marrow, right? Well, the tag line will go right after the name!"
The bosses now LOVE the name of the needle. It looks like this:
The Jessica: It Sucks the Life Out of You.