Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

This is Memorial Day weekend in America, a time when we supposedly remember all of America’s war dead. NYC celebrates Memorial Weekend by embedding it firmly in the middle of its annual “Fleet Week.” So during this week, NYC is crawling with military people, mainly Navy and Marines. Basically, NYC is a huge celebration of hedonism, filled with drinking games, push-ups, scantily-clad women and hot, steamy sex. And I am sitting in the middle of all this chaos, using the free wifi connection at my watering hole.

So tell me what you are doing, dear readers.


  1. #1 Rob Knop
    May 27, 2007

    I spent the day at the ER….

  2. #2 John
    May 27, 2007

    So far, a lot of walking and birding.

  3. #3 Elf Eye
    May 27, 2007

    Mowed the lawn.

  4. #4 Eve
    May 28, 2007

    No drinking or push-ups, but better… I went to a rabbit show then worked on an outdoor aviary.

  5. #5 Bob O'H
    May 28, 2007

    Listened to Test Match Special in Saturday. Followed the rain falling at Headingley on Sunday, back to work today.

    What is this “Memorial Day” of which you speak? 🙂


  6. #6 Chris' Wills
    May 28, 2007

    At work :o(

  7. #7 Azkyroth
    May 28, 2007

    Seething jealously.

  8. #8 biosparite
    May 28, 2007

    I spent a few hours this weekend reading my first Harry Potter book after months of persuasion by GrrlScientist. What a delight it was. Thanks, G/S.

  9. #9 "GrrlScientist"
    May 28, 2007

    wow, the ER?? what happened?

    And Eve; an outdoor aviary! i think that is an especially fine thing to do on memorial day — it’s better than all the rampant hedonism in NYC (and forgetfulness .. honestly, can anyone remember any war veterans after drinking 27 bottles of beer in one night?)

  10. #10 JPS
    May 29, 2007

    I spent most of my weekend sitting around resting after a busy time at work.

    Speaking of outdoor aviaries, grrlscientist have you been to the one at the Queens Zoo in Flushing? Its a little boring in summer but a very cool trip in winter in nyc.

  11. #11 HerpGrrl
    May 29, 2007

    Camped at Big Sur with friends and hiked in the redwoods, plus looked for salamanders and lizards, of course…

  12. #12 blf
    May 29, 2007

    Saturday I was creatively swearing at the computer mysteriously panicking–finally determined some memory keeps going pear-shaped every few hours–so Sunday, whilst also monitoring the rain at Headingley (the internet’s good for something!), searched for a decent deal on replacement memory. Monday, resumed searching for a job, and continued deciphering the mysteries of Python (a computer programming language named after the Monty Python group). It’s been cold and windy and a bit wet in this part of France…

    Memorial day? A holiday? What’s that? 😉

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