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Sleep? What sleep? - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
dronon
dronon
Sleep? What sleep?
My parents and my aunt came through town for one night, en route to the Yukon. They're retired now, and the family cat passed away, so travel is finally an option again. Man, am I tired. Mom coming to visit is a huge incentive to clean up. (When it's just dad coming to visit, the incentive is much smaller.) And cleaned up things are! Well... there are disoraganized piles of paper tucked out of sight here and there, but conceptually, the place looks tidier, or will be again after I put the furniture and stuff back in place now that they're gone.

I had three hours of sleep the night before last, and I was sooo tired at work, I was working at half speed. Ack. And of course my first book in the morning was about applying mathematical Lorentz Groups to General Relativity, and my brain's all like, "Uhh... this record has been classified under Quantum physics and the only subject heading is 'Lorentz transformations', is this the same thing?" (Don't answer that.)

My parents' plane left early this morning, so I was up getting them some breakfast expediently. Only about four hours of sleep tonight. Ooh boy, work is going to be interesting. Especially with a little charity fund-raising BBQ mid-day.

Last night we had dinner at an Italian restaurant that was tucked away inside a building only a few blocks away (Bambolini's?). It was really nice! And I spotted a Thai place too, and that one was in plain sight. Geez, in my own neighbourhood. I'm so tunnel-visioned sometimes.

Miscellaneous updates:

(1) Thanks guys, new razors work like a charm!

(2) Niall: Um, don't feel you have to download everything from the 365 Days project. It's not all bad or tacky music... some of it is midly quirky, vaguely nostalgic, or somewhat curious. Musical polaroids in a sense.

Incidentally, the project was originally started by Otis Fodder of The Bran Flakes - they make amusing sound clip/music collages.

(3) My trip to Paris (and a short side-trip to Amsterdam) is a month away! Does anyone have any recommendations for "bandes dessinées" I should buy? There'll be so much to choose from! I'm not particularly interested in the cartoony or funny-animal stuff. People keep suggesting De cap et de crocs but frankly it doesn't appeal to me at all. I have all the Blacksad already. I'm definitely going to pick up Tardi's Adele Blanc-Sec series if I can!

(4) I would like to post some heavily-compressed mp3s to share, but a lot of my Toronto friends are away at a con this weekend, so I'll hold off until early next week.


Oh look, the sun! AHHH MY EYES

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy

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zrath From: zrath Date: August 25th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)


Hey, I grew up on French and Belgian comics too.
Oh yeah, 'cause I was born in France! :-D

Yoko Tsuno is one of my all-time faves!
Also, Le Scrameustache, which may or may not have been by Peyo.
It had a similar art style, but it dealt with a space alien living on Earth.
A space kitty thing with a cool omnipurpose helmet and a nifty ship.

Mr. Dronon, look for "Valerian: Agent Spaciotemporel" comics.
Real spacey stuff in that Fifth Element way.

I'm afraid I can't recommend anything more recent. I'm out of touch with the scene.


zrath From: zrath Date: August 25th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh yeah, the Spirou And Fantasio stuff? Look for books with Zorglub in them.

And question for Funos: what's the fictitious make of Fantasio's car?
I can't rememeber and it's driving me nuts!!


From: cjthomas Date: August 25th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

GR vs. QM.

And of course my first book in the
morning was about applying mathematical Lorentz Groups to General Relativity, and my brain's all like, "Uhh... this record has been classified under Quantum physics and the only subject heading is 'Lorentz transformations', is this the same thing?" (Don't answer that.)


But, but, but!... ...};>

[Still strictly classical mechanics, so it's "physics" but not "quantum". The "Lorentz transformations" bit is correct enough.]
dronon From: dronon Date: August 26th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Titles! Okay, now I have to look these up. Muah hah hah.

Asterix, Lucky Luke: part of my childhood. Iznogood, Achille Talon, Spirou: not my personal thing. That still leaves me a whole bunch of the other suggested BDs to check out. Thanks!

Scrameustache... I have vague recollections of seeing ads or one-page spreads of something that sounds like that... and the colour blue or organge. Wow, memory is a strange thing.

Hee. Don't worry about it Deuce. Eventually I figured out that Lorentz Groups, once applied to General Relativity, is done for the purpose of Lorentz transformations. I must say I miss being able to see you launch into engineer-explaining mode.

GR vs. QM

QM 12 hit!

K.O.

QM WINS!
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