Archive for August, 2007

My favorite flavor of ice-cream

August 28, 2007

Stalagmite, Postojnska Jama, Slovenia (August 2007)


Amongst other things..

August 8, 2007

A suspected confirmed tornado hit the houses on my block this morning. You can see a report here. I live about a hundred feet from where the reporter is standing.

I was awake and in the loo. It roared for about a minute and water poured in through the bathroom window like someone was spraying it in with a hose. The house shook.

A few houses on the street lost their roofs. My roof is intact.

I went back to sleep, only to be woken up by cops and firemen banging on my door as they evacuated the neighborhood.

Since I was fast asleep, they had to bang on the door real hard.

As is apparent, my life is very exciting.

Overheard in the elevator

August 6, 2007

“Hey, I see you a lot around these days. What are you working on?”

“Something completely useless”

“But publishable?”


“You know, when I was at Lehigh, we used to say that a drug is something that when injected into a rat, produces a paper”