Penguin suit

I’m off to Denver for a long weekend; two friends of mine are getting married (both PhD scientists, and exemplars of the two-body problem: one’s doing a postdoc at Princeton, the other at MIT…) I get to wear a tux, which is nice, because no one looks bad in a tux. In fact, a tux makes all guys looks hot. I wish I owned one myself, or more properly, got invited to more events that would make owning one even remotely sensible.

I have a couple half-days to kill while I’m there…any recommendations for things to do in Denver when you’re there?

Fiction for the plane: (I’m bringing some papers to read, too, and some paper and pen for an outline I need to make, but the best laid plans…)

Taltos, by Steven Brust. I’m rereading his Vlad books. I remember this one being one of my favorites, so I’m looking forward to it.

Rubicon Beach, by Steve Erickson. A kind-of obscure guy, recommended to me. We’ll see how it goes.


  1. #1 Uncle Al
    August 24, 2007

    That would be black tie in cashmere wool (first suggested by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1828; designed by Pierre Lorillardo; reduced to practice in 1886 by his son Griswold and confrers, as in 41°12′5″N, 74°12′6″W). Somebody who would wear a tuxedo as such would also ride in a limousine rather than call for the car.

    The tasteless look bad in a tux.

  2. #2 Brad Holden
    August 24, 2007

    The only part of Denver I have ever spent significant amounts of time in is the airport (don’t ask).

    I do recommend rereading Brust’s Taltos series, it holds up pretty well. He is writing a new one, it just got back the editor (I know this from the man’s livejournal).

  3. #3 Mike
    August 24, 2007

    If your looking for things to do work-related, you can drive 30 miles to visit JILA. If your looking for something play related, you can drive 35 miles and be in the mountains. Choose the mountains.

  4. #4 Skwid
    August 24, 2007

    Um…we could possibly hang out? In small-worldiness, I am also going to be in Denver this weekend.

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