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By gzt (Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 05:47:33 PM EST) gzt, doctor who, scarf, chess, in-laws, tacos, eeo, song of ice and fire, game of thrones (all tags)
Chicken tacos, not beef, though. They had a special on them today.


This place puts a bunch of stuff on the tacos rather than the more traditional (?) onions, cilantro, and salsa.

I have the friggin' EEO stuff to do. I don't know why, but we don't have software to do EEO, so I probably have to manually input this information.

I have a chess game this evening.

One thing I've been wondering is why Paris is where it is. Why not be at the junction of one of the Seine's tributaries or closer to the estuary? It's only a few miles down from the Marne, why not be right there?

I should figure out what all the options are at the taco stand in the grocery store across the street. Everything's in Spanish. Some are obvious (tripe, tongue). I forget what else they had, I think they had cabeza, but some options were mysterious. Speaking of which: http://www.citysbest.com/chicago/news/2011/04/19/the-quest-for-an-eyeball-taco-at-maxwell-street-market/ Cool.

I also sometimes wonder about those carts that sit on the curb selling elotes and a bunch of other things. Namely, what are the cartwheel things in teh bags here: http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2010/03/19/chicagos_latino_street_vendors_look_for_justice/

It seems that the owner of A Dance with Dragons is requesting his book back, so I won't be able to read it just yet. I'm not prepared to buy it. So I'm stuck on the Baroque Cycle for now. In other news, I finished the first book of the Baroque Cycle. I think I enjoy it more than others because I have actually read Descartes' theory of vortices and Newton's response. This doesn't make me better than everybody else, it just means I studied the history of science for my history requirement in school. Besides, Neal Stephenson and I, we have a bond, he totally went to my high school (I don't know if he did all four years there or graduated from my school, though, only that he was here).

I accidentally clicked on the name of one of my brother-in-law's friends in one of his pictures on facebook and, before going back to the rest of facebook, noted that she worked for my company (but in TX). Huh, small world.

The wifing unit is interested in watching some Dr Who. She is thinking of watching the new series, but I'm going to try to convince her to watch the old series. I'm also not terribly interested in rewatching five seasons of the new stuff to get caught up to this season. I can guide her through stuff, since I have a decent collection. She's seen City of Death before. I'll wear my scarf. It's the best scarf ever. But we already have a lot of other stuff we're watching.

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Your custom solution: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:16:00 PM EST
Look up the origin of the name of the city of Schweinfurt. The answer's right there in the name. Knowledge is transitive.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Baroque Cycle by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 09:55:01 PM EST
My problem with it wasn't the content itself, just that there was too much of it.  It needed to be seriously edited down.  It would have been a great 1000 page novel.
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Paris by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 06:34:53 AM EST
The original settlements were on the islands, nice and easy to defend. It's also the head of navigation for anything heading upstream so there would have been something built there anyway to handle cargo. Downstream wasn't France for a long time, Normandy blocked it from one side and Boulogne, England (Calais) and various others from the other.


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