February 12, 2005
Arcane Gazebo's 2/14/05 FAQ
Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 12, 2005 5:12 PM
Q: So, time for another Festival of Solitude this Monday? Turn off the computer, unplug the phone, cook a steak dinner and watch Kill Bill?
A: No, I have more exciting plans this year.
Q: You're celebrating the more traditional holiday, then? Romance, flowers, lips?
A: Well, no, I don't have a date. I do, however, have a ticket to the Interpol concert.
Q: You're a fan of Interpol?
A: They're ok.
Q: Who's the opening act?
A: Blonde Redhead.
Q: Ah. Suddenly, it all seems so clear. Where is your seat?
A: Row AA, baby!
Q: Any other announcements?
A: Happy Darwin Day!
Hmmm...I'll try to make it a point to wear black on Monday, but I'm probably just going to get work done.
Staying off the computer wouldn't be a good option, because then I'd just have tons of work on which to catch up the next day.
I might go see that new martial arts movie; I heard it's good. Or I could go to a cafe and read a couple theoretical ecology papers to help me prepare for a grant proposal I'd like to write (this one looks pretty likely for part of the evening). During the day, I'll have my usual bevy of Monday meetings, including the seminar I run. (I was unable to procure a talk on predator-prey dynamics for the seminar; that's what I was hoping for...)
By the way, I know what my students will be doing on Monday: I am giving them a midterm. :)
Yeah, Monday night's not terribly optimal for me in terms of work, so I've been trying to get ahead of it this weekend. Showing up at the concert with Kittel under my arm (the book, not the professor) would be pretty sad.
Heh, my students will be doing the homework due Tuesday. Fortunately for them, I will not be grading it.
Kittel's daughter went to Cornell (apparently while I was there). My Ph.D. advisor told me this once. That disturbed me, because he previously told me about how _he_ found his duaghter's future husband. (Aaparently, he found him randomly and convinced him to get into his car to go and meet his daughter, and they hit it off and ultimately got married.) I've heard of parents setting their children up on dates, but this seems kind of extreme (and scary, I might add...).