The funny thing is, all of the applications of stat mech to biological problems (of which there quite a few, probably more than any other branch of physics) do not involve any detailed knowledge of quantum or classical mechanics, but in the physics world, stat mech is something you teach people only after you've brought them through the low level details, even if all you're doing is taking the limit where the details become irrelevant.
Anyway, turning in an impressive performance on the rotation is a higher priority than relearning Hamiltonians... I think I will stick through the problem set on the Gibbs distribution and then deploy the annual drop.
The quest for a local girl... There was the girl who was hitting on me fairly hardcore a couple months ago, then suddenly stopped being responsive. It seems she's found a boy. Man, I am so slow on the uptake, not like I was looking for a serial monogamist anyway.
Then I was hunting around okcupid. Once you delete all the uninteresting profiles and people who don't log in or answer their email, there are a couple left. One, I had a nice no-intentions lunch with, and then her profile changed from "seeing someone" to "single" but she didn't answer my hello. Hmph. Another, acts like she wants to meet me but has a seemingly intractable case of full-schedule-itis. Starting to get kinda hilarious actually.
The last several episodes of BSG have kicked ass. On the other hand, I downloaded and have been watching some Firefly--meh. Space Western is a decent concept, but the attempted sexual tension falls flat, and every planet they land on is very recognizably some SoCal desert, either the Mojave or Antelope Valley--and not the parts with wildflowers. The female characters are very specifically assigned to hot/cute/butch/mysterious archetypes.
I just read Blixco's story, and so I'm going to go get a burrito.
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