Yeah, yeah, so April wasn’t a good month for this blog… Really though, I only have a couple of things to say about April. Firstly, I’ve been pretty busy with uninteresting stuff, and that really gets tedious to write about here, so I’m just not going to do so. Secondly, the interesting stuff that has occupied me of late has been of a personal nature and I’ll decline to write about it here also. Ergo, you get nothing from me. Works well that way, huh? 😉
Anyway, I’m currently in a hotel room in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California (or cali cali as one friend fondly put it in an email from a loooong time ago). I’m here for the American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, one of the largest annual physics conferences in the USA. I have my ten minutes of fame on Sunday morning in a little section on modified gravity theories, and to be honest, I’ma little nervous about it. It doesn’t help that I _still_ haven’t finished writing my talk. Tomorrow evening will be busy. What can I say?
As we were flying into LA, one of the first things I noticed was a beautiful view of a mountain peak through the mists from the window of the plane. About ten minutes later as we came into LA proper, I realised that it wasn’t mists that were forming about the mountain, but the city smog. Ugh. Makes you appreciate Ithaca! It was quite nice to see the sun set low on the horizon in the West though. I’m thinking on Monday evening I’ll try to make it down to the beach to see the sun set over the Pacific, before flying away again on Tuesday.
Oh, random fact. Disneyland is 2 blocks up the road from this hotel. No kidding. However, I couldn’t justify the ~$250 it would cost me to go there (entry + hotel for another night), especially since I’d be going by myself.
Anyway, I’ll try to blog a little more now… When your grandmother tells you that you haven’t been writing, you know that you’ve been lax! I figure you can all read about the awesome things I see at the conference for the next few days, and we’ll go from there. I do have an exciting announcement to make (at least, it’s exciting to me), so stay tuned 😉