5.31.2007

londontastic



I posted the rest of my photos from London -- click above to see more!


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5.28.2007

ninja attacks the chutney

Oh! Guess what? More pictures. This time on flickr. Click the ninja to see more!



We found the orange ninja on the ground in the Mission in SF on the rockin' New Years' Eve trip this year, and it was the Official Mascot of the London trip that HH and I took. In this photo, we've all wandered out from Matt et al.'s place to find a snack (me, HH, and the ninja) and he seemed a bit suspicious of the deliciousness.

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5.25.2007

lobster in a medical cabinet, jesus on a pool table

Happy Friday! Here are some photos from trips before I came to CERN. Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Last-Night-in-Chicago!, Seattle. I will flickr them eventually, but I am slow.

you know. places. things.

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5.24.2007

red snapper! very tasty!

Here are some links for the week:

Can you identify the fish you just paid for?
In Chicago:

The newspaper had DNA tests done on sushi described as red snapper or "Japanese red snapper" bought from 14 restaurants in the city and suburbs. Not a single one was really red snapper.
Bacteria hug you! (thanks to HH)

A list of eco-friendly hotels
(via Mandeep)

Are physicists taking over astronomy?
"A significant number of astronomers were being browbeaten," White told Nature in an interview. "I wanted to say, 'Hey, there are different ways of thinking about the physical world that are just as interesting as figuring out how particles and forces interact with each other'."
Really? The article contains the first time I've seen particle physicists described as "a glamorous and well financed bunch."

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hah, nice UHF reference :)
 
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5.22.2007

no place like home


This is from London -- an unusual assortment of names of sauces. The Brown sauce was kind of BBQ-ish, and we didn't venture into the Burger sauce while we were eating our British breakfast of meats and beans, tea and toast, eggs and tomatoes and mushrooms. Somehow we ended up at a ridiculously American-nostalgia-themed diner serving British breakfast, so Nevada license plates, Mickey Mouse, and Marilyn Monroe were close by.


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I suspect "Burger" sauce is some variant of the Big Mac "special sauce", i.e. Thousand Island, i.e. mayo, ketchup, and some pickles. That diner is so awesomely tacky! I love it! --D
 
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5.21.2007

there and back again

Hey friends -- May has been a hectic month so far, getting to CERN, getting back to NYC and Brookhaven Lab for a short trip, then to Pittsburgh and NY again, to London for a fun two days, and back to Geneva. I've been doing some "moving-in" things this week with Spoons here. Today he took this picture in the Target-equivalent store, Migros:



Robots and casseroles?! For more on French robots, see WordReference...


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So.......at my job I am a "Robot de Sales"?
 
Could be! :)
 
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5.01.2007

bonjour!

I'm off to a good start in Geneva! I'm living in Thoiry, France. Looking at the map in the link, you can see that Thoiry is just to the northwest of the French-Swiss border, and it's only 6 km (4 mi) from where I'm working at CERN. The lab is the triangle underneath the Route de Meyrin in the picture -- it has a circle in the middle, and crosses the vertical French-Swiss border.

I've had some excellent bike rides to and from work in the good weather. There's also a convenient bus to take, and it looks like I'll be getting a car, soon, too. (The first car I will have owned since Pickle Bill in 1999!)

I haven't posted new pictures yet, but you can take a look at these from September to get a good feeling for the lay of the land...

trip to CERN

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Hey! I just watched this cool 2 minute video of a story on CERN over at the NY Times. Pretty neat video!

CERN video
 
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