Ah, so I haven’t posted in a bit. Let’s see what’s happened…
On Saturday night (rather late), I finally finished up a calculation that I’d been hacking at since January. This pleased me somewhat, and I decided to take Sunday off. On Sunday, I went skiing, and read the book “The Golden Compass”. Monday was mostly uneventful, although I got to bed early, which is actually quite rare for me. Today, Tuesday, was similarly uneventful, although I now have to grade homeworks (which I’m not worried about) and write the solution set (which I am worried about). I went dancing this evening, and rather enjoyed dancing with a pair of girls from Ithaca College, as well as my usual parter for Tuesday evenings, Ekaterin.
The situation in Libya continues to be incredibly uneasy, and it seems that what can really be described as a civil war may drag on for a long time to come. Similarly, Japan’s nuclear situation continues to be bad, although thankfully, it doesn’t seem to be getting worse, if the reports I’ve read are to be believed. I also read an article this evening of an Australian woman working in the UAE who was drugged and raped, and upon reporting this incident to the authorities, was charged with adultery and jailed. It is comforting to know that I live in a part of the world where that just doesn’t happen, but at the same time, it’s a sad reminder that the world is a scary, scary place.
In the short term, I have solution sets to write and grading to do, although my research work is suddenly so much more interesting (now that I’m not bogged down, as I had been for months). Tomorrow afternoon, I’m meeting with Ekaterin and then going iceskating. Thursday evening is the bridge tournament once again, and Friday evening is the annual Grad Ball at Cornell, which I’m rather looking forward to (I’m taking Aris :-)). So, a bit of a busy week. It’s nice to have people back though; last week (Spring Break) was a little lonely.