3.26.2007

pacific time

Where am I now? In Seattle. I was in Chicago for the weekend, now in Seattle, back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

I have some great photos from the Chicago weekend, but I forgot the cord to connect the camera to the laptop, so you'll have to wait until I get home for those. I can say that an evening that includes the Hop Leaf, Green Mill, and being called up on stage to do the electric slide with Tom, Laura, Mary Fons and others for a two-minute play at Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is a pretty kick-ass last night in Chicago.

And today, some mushroom-themed links for you:

Check out this "All Things Considered" story about a Harvard scientist out in the woods with her student and postdoc, looking for mushrooms. The family she loves is in Massachusetts now, but the mushroom she loves is still in California. The interviewer seems very amused with her group, cavorting through the rain, breathlessly identifying new kinds of fungi. Young mycologist, Fiona, in the Series of Unfortunate Events could use a role model like Dr. Pringle.

And speaking of mushrooms, comments like "Me too on the toilet mushrooms" abound on Tom7's 3+ year-old post on his blog, #1 google hit for "bathroom mushroom.


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3.21.2007

equinoxical

Happy equinox to you.

Did you know that the day and night are both about 12 hours long, everywhere on the earth on the equinox? The wikipedia article on equinoxes could use some editing, but the whole thing is kind of neat. (Bonus good word: equilux!) Spoons and I were trying to figure out how the equinox worked on the car ride back from AA yesterday, and we decided a whole semester of high school math/science could be spent teaching geometry and such using the earth and the seasons/days/orbits/etc.

Here are a few other random snippets:


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A good Nation article about the him:
The Real McCain

(seems like link spam, but really, it's a great article).

Whatever happened to Bill Bradley?
 
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3.20.2007

thanks

Thanks to everybody who called/emailed/commented/text messaged/drove to Ann Arbor (!) to wish me good luck or congrats!

The talk went well yesterday. My thesis committee, some other members of my group, and some family and friends were there. If you want to see more about what I talked about, check out my work webpage.

Afterwards, a bunch of us went out to Ashley's for dinner and a few beers. I have some work to do still on my thesis -- corrections and additions -- but nothing major. So, I'll be all finished soon!

Next, I'll be off to work for Columbia as a postdoc at the beginning of April, spending a few weeks in NYC before I am off to CERN. Right now, I'm back in Pittsburgh.


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Congrats!!! I have dissertation envy.

- Gabe
 
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3.19.2007

today is the day!

Happy birthday to my mom! ... oh, and today is my thesis defense. If you are in Ann Arbor, meet me at Ashley's around 5!


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Hooray! Congratulations Kathy!
 
Huzzah! Have fun tonight!
 
How'd it go?! (Assuming it went well, I'm gonna go ahead and say congrats!) See you soon in Seattle. ;)
 
Congrats!!!

Oh, and interesting side note, our moms have the same birthday!
 
Thanks, everybody!
 
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3.04.2007

links: not just for zeldas anymore

When you sit at a computer all day long like I do, you find interesting things every once and a while. Here are a few:




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