How to get published in science: Don't be female.
I hardy even have a coherent response to this. (And no, I'm not surprised, but I'm still shocked. If you know what I mean.)
Trying something new on your dates
might help increase long-term relationship satisfaction--and no, not necessarily THAT kind of thing, either. :p Interesting article--check it out. Also cites research indicating that my mom is wrong about the inevitable
heat death of the universe
death of romantic love in a marriage.
Total lunar eclipse on Wednesday
! Too bad I'll be tutoring. They're nifty to look at.
As for the update, well, Kooza was very good, though I liked Varekai more. I was glad we paid the Goldstar price ($55 with fees--here's a referral link for Goldstar
, which you can use in the Bay Area, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, DC, NYC, and Boston metro areas). It was my first time using Goldstar and I was pretty happy with it--going to try going to some other events using it. As much as I love Cirque du Soleil, I can't believe they charge you so much (I think the cheapest regular tickets were $90) and then want you to pay $14 for a program
! Unsurprisingly, none of us bought a program.
On Valentine's Day, we took applechailatte
to SFO for her flight back to Japan. Standing in line with her there, I found I really, really wanted to be traveling and going overseas and doing something ...
After that I drove assaultdoor
to Pittsburg. There was almost no traffic on 101 or the Bay Bridge. It was amazing! He went in to teach his class and I went in search of a grocery store to buy a Valentine's Day treat for his students. I drove for miles and finally found one, and got a huge tray of 24 cupcakes. I was heading toward his classroom when I stumbled on the uneven pavement of the mezzanine-style level. The tray went flying over the edge! It landed with a *SPLAT!* on the bottom floor. :( Sadness! Magic Custodial Staff Guy suddenly appeared, looking quizzical, and I yelled my apologies down. He seemed pretty amused and had it cleaned up in no time. I was so sad though, not to mentioned embarrassed (and, now, very sore--ow). I bought a bag of assorted Ghirardelli squares from a group who was raising money for a memorial scholarship and took that to the class along with my now-useless Valentine's napkins. Bah.
I was in a pretty foul mood after that, but as I was moping around outside, I saw a female hummingbird fly across to a tree. Eventually, she landed--in a nest! I've never ever seen a hummingbird nest in person, and here I was just 1.5 meters away from one. Eek, it was so cute! The nest was about the size of a golf ball, and mama bird just sat in there and looked at me. I didn't try to get any closer, but still, it was really amazing and made me feel a lot better. Actually, she stayed there long enough that I could show her to assaultdoor
when he finished class.
has an adorable new cat. I know applechailatte
wants to see photos, but I don't know if she has regular internet access or anything yet.
That's about it for me.