Saturday, January 15, 2005

I noticed just now that so far every single page in the "Analysis" section of my dissertation has two large figures and one small paragraph of text. Maybe I should re-title the thing "Baby's first illustrated guide to 26Al and stellar nucleosynthesis."

On a quite unrelated topic, I noticed that my roommates have the following on their shelves in the pantry, all standing next to each other in this order:
Pounce cat treats (chewed; Shaitan broke in one day)
Pringles fat-free potato chips (unopened)
2 cans mixed nuts (both mostly eaten)
2 cans Raid
3 boxes single-serving Quaker oatmeal (unopened since August)
1 box Pria low-carb (energy? nutrition?) bars (half eaten)
1 box Pop Tarts (half eaten)
3 containers of Clorox wipes
2 boxes Welch's fruit snacks (essentially gummy bears, but "with real fruit juice"--and it's fat free)
1 bag peanut brittle (half eaten)
1 box low-carb pasta
1 bag chocolate chip cookies

I'm trying to discern some kind of pattern. These choices might make more sense if one of them were on a low-fat diet and one were on a low-carb diet, but I don't think that's the case: they both eat pizza with gusto. The Virgo in me is just dying to go in and Organize Things for them, but they seem to be quite happy in their chaos.

This just in:
Feeling blue about the U.S. Presidential Inauguration? Show it!
It's simple -- if you voted blue in the election (or would have if you could have), wear something blue on Jan. 20th. To school, to work, whatever. Even if your job frowns on political symbols they can't object to a plain blue garment, can they?
Please, forward this e-mail liberally (no pun intended). If you have a blog, post a note. We only have a few days to spread the meme and I want to see how much of a big blue inkblot we can make on this country.

1 comment:

Ray in New Orleans said...

I bet "stellar nucleosynthesis" would make a nifty pop-up book.