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I got some anecdotal info today in my journal club that in France they are significantly more interested in giving Americans post-docs than they are in America.  I really would like to look into that prospect sometime, I think it could be something that does a lot for me (not career-wise, necessarily, but in almost all other respects).  I will have to put that in my list.

I bought some CDs at the store yesterday (goddamn you, used CD racks).  Nitzer Ebb for 99 cents?  I couldn't let it sit there.  I bought another Moleskine as well, although I dunno why as I'm always so reticent to "ruin" them by writing my useless hoi polloi drivel in there.  Luckily for you people I have no such lofty views of Livejournal.  I also bought a copy of Beowulf off their "required summer reading" rack, they had the little jock version and the good version with the Old English on one side, thorns and all, and the translation/literation on the other side.  Sweet.

I lost my nice stainless 1-cup measuring cup and it's driving my ass crazy.  And that's about it for now.


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Sep. 28th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
I know why you ass is being driven crazy, you know that stainless 1 cup measuring cup thats missing? ha ha
Sep. 29th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem with being unwilling to deface notebooks, but Floyd, honest to Flying Spaghetti Monster, you have a dry, funny writing style whose content may be odd to me at times, but which always stands out among the plethora of entries on my reading list. Go ahead and fucking deface your Moleskine already.

What kind is your favorite, btw? I like the unlined because you can draw in them. I haven't experimented with the flip-top "reporter's notebook" style yet. Are you sufficiently scientist-y in your private life to go for the graph-ruled ones? I've heard they're going to start making red ones.
Sep. 29th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I like to think that I offend with style and substance. I'll figure some ruinous thing to write in there, somewhere. And then, cherry popped, I won't give any more thought to writing my writings.

The one I just bought is a larger-sized cross-ruled one, because I wanted to try a new thing. In science there are generally line-ruled and square-ruled (or 'graph-paper') types of lab notebooks, some with square spines like me and others with curved spines, some with carbon-paper and some without. I just got used to the simple kind, but I never tried the cross-ruled. I never tried the lineless kind either, but that's too unrestrained for me, I need to be ruled like the pawn that I am. I have a couple sketchbooks but since I can draw about as well as I can give birth they sit idle and mostly empty, with the few members of the crass menagerie I gave it.

They had the flip-top one there too, but as far as I know nobody uses it except artsy reporters. I heard that the Moleskine company was going tits-up but on their webpage they're making a new 'city notebook' (ostensibly different then the one they already make), but I dunno about a red one or what kind of ideological arguments I'd get into carring a little red book around.
Sep. 29th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
the crass menagerie

See? See what I mean? You're having this totally simple conversation about notebooks, and then you can't resist the Southernism of throwing in a pun on Tennessee Williams.

some with square spines like me

Great Googa Mooga, you must have worse back problems than I do.
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