Thursday, December 29, 2005

Yay for the computerized version and instant gratification:

800 math, 720 verbal.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I am a button-carrying, dues-paying member of the the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America.

Ah, co-op unionization.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I am apparently taking the GRE General Subject test...on the morning of December 29th.

Here's to punctuated equilibrium in the life of the post-grad.

Test prep ahoy!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

It's bitterly cold and the moon is waxing, so the astrophotography's on hold for a bit.

Other than that, I'm editing the old and translating the new every day for the last week, though this hasn't translated (actually an uninentional word choice there) into anything overly visible yet.

That and working and probably not sleeping enough. I'm cooking again though, which is nice.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Movie night tonight, day off tomorrow, and Orion guiding me up my driveway and home.

Betelguese, Bellatrix, Rigel and Saiph at the corners, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka in the belt, Meissa the head...well, I'll probably remember at least some of that.

Short-term plans: more star memorization (curse this bitterly cold weather), more Czech reading, and a trip to the library tomorrow. After eight hours of sleep.

Edit: Am acquiring a tripod, will experiment with astrophotography tonight. And memorizing some stars in Lepus, and trying to find anything visible in Monoceros. Finished "Smrt morčete" the short story today, handwritten, will try do type some tomorrow. Oh, the editing I'm not doing.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Down in DC last weekend, browsed a few used bookstores, picked up some Čapek (hell yes in the original Czech), and, apart from the weekend's extravangces (me, decked out in shirt and tie for a fancy-schmancy holiday party) I've been working a lot and cramming in some reading at spare moments. I've just finished my first Faulkner today. Now if only I could make the leap back up to more active pursuits.

The [purported] only existing recording of Čapek's voice (in English too about halfway through) is here.