Updates; and a new Scientiae

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgI'm sitting in a hotel room in D.C., at the first day of the 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, and I am hoping to liveblog tomorrow's sessions, depending on whether the wifi is any good downstairs.

In addition, I would like to note that I am a total hick, because I was just having some Thai food with some good colleagues, and Tim Geithner got out of an SUV and went to pick up some Chinese food and I became speechless with surprise. Organic Chinese food, as advertised by the sign. Not that I was so surprised at that. And then he go back in his SUV (driven by other people, note) and they drove off. I was completely astounded -- I mean, I know the guy has to eat, but what were the odds he'd choose that restaurant at that time? Kind of cool. :-)

My final note: Patchi at My Middle Years is hosting the July Scientiae, and has called for posts on "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall... Think about who you see when you look in the mirror. How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? Who would you rather see? Some days it might be hard to even face the mirror, other days you might stare at your teenage self looking back at you and wonder what happened since. What do you think that person looking at you is thinking? What would happen if you could step through the looking glass?"

Get those posts in by June 30 in the usual way.

That is all.

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