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August 24th, 2008
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Receiving the medallion


Last weekend was eventful, mostly owing to Lovely Wife kadyg's graduation from cooking school. Two sets of parents, one happy newly minted chef, one giant celebratory Indian meal, one sightseeing trip to Alcatraz, and lots of driving around San Francisco.

She was too modest to mention it in her brief wrap-up, so let me be the first to mention that she is a chef cum laude: the gold cord you can see in the photo means she earned a high enough GPA to graduate with honors. Many congratulations!

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I'm more and more in love with the camera that I bought to replace my fallen workhorse. It's a Sony DSC-H2, bought refurbished direct from Sony at more than half off. The thing has 12x optical zoom and utterly fantastic low-light pick-up. With no tripod, I was taking no-flash shadowy indoor shots with some pretty remarkable results. The photo above was taken from the upper balcony of the auditorium.

Also, it was great finally meeting eredien and rax a week ago Friday. I'm glad I made it out to the party (despite the necessary early departure). The conversation with you guys and krinndnz was wonderful. Care to remind me of the book that was doubly recommended in the discussion?

Current Location: ~/brainstorm
Current Mood: happyproud
Current Music: The White Stripes, "I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart"
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From:eredien
Date:August 25th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
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Do you know what it was? A comic, a novel, what?

I like "Finder" by Carla Speed McNeil.

It was lovely to meet you as well!
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From:baxil
Date:August 25th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
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It was nonfiction. (Though I hear "Finder" is very good, yes.)

It was sometime after the conversation danced through gender theory, and you and Krinn sounded surprised and gratified that you were mutual fans of that particular author. I think it was something to do with statistics?
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From:krinndnz
Date:August 25th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
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*waves hello* It was nice to get acquainted with y'all.


I think that it was Edward Tufte - this because that was the weekend where I wouldn't shut up about how good a title "Beautiful Evidence" was.

Second possibility: Jared Diamond (although my copy of "Collapse" is gone, I forget to whom).
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From:kevynjacobs
Date:August 25th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
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Woo-hoo! Go Kady Go!
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From:summer_jackel
Date:August 25th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
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Oh, congratulations to her! :D

Ad on the new camera, awesome. I just got a Sony DSC-H10.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 26th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)
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My congratulations to the chef!
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