Back at work.
Low on liquidity at the moment.
Watched The Tomb of the Cybermen last night. It was pretty good if you accept the conceits of low-budget sci-fi and are in for entertainment. I liked the more-robotic sound of the Cybermen (as opposed to their current voices). Apparently this is the serial which inspired the current Doctor's costume. I think Smith also draws quite a bit of his characterization from Troughton. I have always liked Troughton a lot from what little I've seen of him.
The Doctor Who Christmas special was decent enough.
Bleh. Finishing off statements of purposes for applications and then I am done. "I want to study statistics. I am awesome. I want to do research. Your school does research in statistics. We would go well together. The end."
Work is workful. Mostly getting BS work done. Thankfully, with the new year, getting rid of some of it.
I was in Iowa and was surprised at the ubiquity of campaign ads. For those unaware of USian politics, the caucuses in Iowa are one of the first opportunities to vote in some way on who will be the nominee for the major parties in the upcoming presidential elections. The Democratic nomination is fairly certain, of course, but the Republicans are fighting hard. Lots of ads. I'm hoping Perry gets knocked out of the race. It would be nice if Ron Paul got knocked out, but he's somewhat popular despite his crazy ideas. I try not to talk too much about politics with people in general, but I discussed a little with my father how crazy Ron Paul is (namely: gold standard? seriously!?). Bachmann was in town.
I'm going to need to get lunch. Toodles.
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