Monday, October 25, 2004

Some funny sightings this weekend. We went to an Indian restaurant on friday night with a bunch of the new faculty, and afterwards a few of us went to Paolo's in Va-Hi for dessert. I'm guessing they're just being silly, but they have a Viagra flavored gelato!

Then at the CRC (GT Campus Recreation Center, aka the gym), there's a health monitor station that measures blood pressure and pulse rate. Just in case your blood pressure is too low, right next to that is a vending machine where you can get your daily fix of healthy pork rinds. (Maybe it's just a southern thing?)

Perhaps the picture isn't as neat as it was in real life, or I just like stupid things, but I thought this tree's roots were pretty neat. They were running quite a long distance down this narrow stretch of dirt between the road and the sidewalk. I just thought it looked cool.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Stuck watching MXC. What silliness, and at the same time it's so hard to pull myself away from it.

Stupid Paul Hamm got his gold medal. His bratty, self-centered, selfish attitude is just one more example of why so many people do not look favorably on us. At least as a result he's probably gone and shot himself in the foot as far as making much money from endorsements.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Last night after the hockey game, Sue and I saw this very frightening combination:

We couldn't decide if the chinese people running the restaurant were just making gyros because there was a locally high demand for them, if the local populace didn't know that gyros weren't even asian food (I can sort of understand not knowing whether teriyaki is Chinese or Japanese), or if there was some other explanation. But this was kinda hurting our brains thinking about it. Sue got a gyro just to see whether asians had any clue, and she said it wasn't half bad.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Got a new cell phone (MotoV600) and a linksys bluetooth adapter for my PC. Now I can post stupid pictures!

This one is a lovely picture from the Harvard campus, very Bart Simpson-esque.

Also had a chance to grab some Sushi with Sue, Karhan, Lili and Patty:

Another piece of big news is that they put a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Copley:

Friday, October 15, 2004

End of a week. Was at ASPLOS in Boston; had a pretty good time. Non-conference-wise I got to eat Sushi and play ice hockey with Rahul. I actually went to more talks than I normally do.