Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Busy busy busy

I am back here after a long time. My feed reader says I have 450 unread posts. So I think I am just going to go ahead and mark everything as read and try to start afresh. And in the real world, I have been traveling. The most interesting of my many trips turned out to be the one to Ottawa. For example, I was walking around downtown Ottawa practicing my favorite hobby, people watching, when an old man walks up to me and says “Gandhi has been assassinated!” as if that is the hottest news of the day. Turns out he was drunk and slightly crazy. We took the conversation from there and went on to other things like how many engineers India produces every year and so on till I walked him home. I did not find out his name or what he had done for a living when he was younger and he did not ask me anything either, but we talked all the way to his house as if we were long lost buddies or something! So, this gives me one more data point in the “Canadians are crazy” experiment.

Also, in the midst of all this, my dad popped up in the US of A and I had to go visit him as well. And more traveling coming up, Paris, Sevilla, Madras, Bangalore, Bombay and then back. So I am not sure if I will be able to blog or read your blogs until all of this craziness is done with. And just in case BaL stops by here, I am drafting a new post for SC that is about the physics of flocking behavior in animals and fish, but again, that keeps getting pushed down my list of things to do to make room for the more work-related things that keep popping up. Hope everyone is doing well and having fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Where does the day go?

I have so much "unaccounted for" time this past couple of weeks, it makes me question my sanity at times. If I think about it, I have not done anything too bad except sleep eight or nine hours when I can most certainly not afford it. But I am way behind on my various projects and have a ton of travel coming up starting next week, one cannot help but wonder if I am going to survive. Anyways, the bottom line is I don't have a coherent thought in my head to share with anyone. So I am just going to say I have my first post up at scientific curiousity about rainbows that I suggest you go and read and leave a comment to tell me if I made sense and if I did not, ask me about it.

And here is a "musical genius" named Erik Mongrain for your entertainment (the words within quotes are for you bhup).

More coherent thoughts later.