Chicago

As noted last Friday, I spent the weekend in Chicago with a bunch of friends from college, which kept me pretty busy– some golf, ridiculously upscale steaks, improbably located Cajun food, a Cubs game (5-2 Cubs over Cardinals), ribs, and live blues music (from Joanna Connor and Duke Tumatoe). I think that’s pretty much everything that you need to do in Chicago, save for pizza. I probably would’ve gotten pizza, had I had a later flight.

Anyway, I had a really good time. Of course, this was all taking place in the context of a Darwinian program to evolve a better brain by pickling the less fit neurons. I think there may be a flaw in our reasoning, there, but I’m not sure exactly what. The relevant cells appear to have gone missing.

The point being, I’m beat, and not functioning at my highest level today. There’ll probably be some user-generated content opportunities here later, but don’t expect deep and substantive physics blogging.

Comments

  1. #1 John Novak
    July 13, 2009

    It so happens there was quality pizza (Malnati’s) within trivial walking distance from the Kingston Mines….

  2. #2 Chad Orzel
    July 13, 2009

    It so happens there was quality pizza (Malnati’s) within trivial walking distance from the Kingston Mines….

    That was considered and rejected for dinner between the Cubs game and the Kingston Mines. We opted for the Twin Anchors instead, because people wanted barbecue.

  3. #3 aemo
    July 13, 2009

    there used to be a pizza place called MY PI — maybe you’ll get to go back some day.

  4. #4 CCPhysicist
    July 14, 2009

    Duke Tumatoe!

    Man, that takes me back a few decades. More than a few. Enough that I had to use Wiki to “remember” the All Star Frogs that backed him in the early days.

    And a Cubs win. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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