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By gzt (Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 10:01:27 AM EST) gzt, stuff, things, weightlifting, olympics, farewell parties, bad salads (all tags)
Had a good, busy weekend.


Saturday: former roommate baptized his kid, had a good shindig, then we stuck around for more church services. A+ would do again.

Sunday: we had a little open house because it's our last weekend in town. AAAAH. That was pretty great. We ended up with more beer and wine than we started with because people brought beer and wine. Ambivalent about that: we don't really have time to drink the beer. A couple people brought babies.

After that, the remnants were going to go to Indian food, turned out to be 8 people, so we trucked down there. Unfortunately, apparently the place is popular and people get reservations it would be a 2.5 hour wait for a party of 8? I considered asking about splitting into two 4 tops, but that would probably still be a wait. I mean, they're a pretty okay restaurant, but they run a buffet most of the day. Okay, whatever, we were in one of the best parts of the city to be stranded for dinner, but we needed to find a place immediately that we could share an address for, since we had people driving in. So we looked on the internets and found a place a block away with decent reviews. In retrospect, the menu was kind of spotty. I ordered the brisket sandwich with a side salad. They did trendy foody things to the sandwich - garlic aioli and stuff, it was okay but not great. The salad was crap. It was yellow lettuce, a couple little tomatos cut in half, and a little bit of onion in a vinaigrette. Really? Not even like some cheap mixed greens? Yellow lettuce? They had gourmet mac and cheese, three different types, and apparently that was good. The BLT was also apparently great. But avoid the side salad.

The router stopped working in the afternoon. Not sure what was up with that. It's not just the wireless - plugging in doesn't work. The cabled configuration computer - modem works fine with both cables, but computer - router - modem fails. Even completely resetting the router didn't fix it. So I'm going to have to fiddle with it.

This blog is continuing to bring the goods: http://normaldeviate.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/statistical-principles/ I'm especially interested in this bit at the end: Postscript: Since I mentioned Jamie, I should alert you that in the near future, I’ll be cross-posting on this blog and Cosma’s blog about a debate between me and Jamie versus a Nobel prize winner. Stay tuned. This web-log and Cosma's web-log are two of my favorite web-logs!

Way cool: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/north-korea-om-yun-chol-lifts-three-times-163842485--oly.html Both Koreas have really gotten into weightlifting in the last few years. The women especially so. If I were watching the Olympics, this would be the sport I watch. Maybe some of the field events, like the throwing events.

What do doctors do when their patients show up drunk?

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broadcast tv by garlic (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 10:40:51 AM EST
has only shown some snippets of women's weightlifting, but it's been awesome to watch the 48 kg ladies lift 106 kg's over their heads.


Ambivalence? But beer is portable by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 03:54:58 PM EST
you can bring it with you when you move.


Portable and potable! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 04:48:20 PM EST
But also fragile.

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