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.
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 41Â°12â²5â³N, 74Â°12â²6â³W). Somebody who would wear a tuxedo as such would also ride in a limousine rather than call for the car.
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).
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.
Um...we could possibly hang out? In small-worldiness, I am also going to be in Denver this weekend.