Today was a little extreme, temperature wise. The highest temperature I saw recorded was 98 F, or about 37 Celsius. It was rather humid too, making it an unpleasantly hot day. Not unbearably, mind, juts unpleasantly. It’s 10 pm now, and the thermometer in the apartment is reading 30 C… Icky.
It’s been a fair while since I’ve posted here. For some reason, I just haven’t felt like posting for a while, I guess. I’ll keep this update brief, too.
The most important thing that happened of late is that I went to a conference called the Eastern Gravity Meeting at Princeton. The conference was a lot of fun, and I was awarded the “Best Student Talk” prize, which was very nice. I stayed in Princeton for a couple of extra days to spend time with Ifni, and we had a wonderful time together.
One of the talks in particular at the meeting inspired inspired me to pursue an analytic calculation pertaining to numerical relativity, so I’ve spent the past few days learning how that works. I probably won’t spend more than a week or two on it though. It is rather tangential to my work.
Otherwise, life moves on. I’m enjoying my tapdancing lessons, and otherwise having an easy summer for the moment.
I received a rather odd message on Facebook yesterday. Somebody I never heard of asked if I had attended Oxley College in Bowral some number of years ago. I confirmed that I had been there for almost a year, back in 1996. Today I received another message saying that the class of 2001, of which I was a member for that time, is having a ten year reunion in Bowral later this year, and I would be welcome to join. That year was probably the most miserable year of school I’d ever had, and I left after three terms or so. I can’t imagine wanting to go to this reunion to greet the people who made my life hell fifteen years ago.
Anyway, enough of that. Aris turns 21 tomorrow, and I still need to pull her present together. I’ll try to post a little more frequently… I’m sure I said that the past four or five times I posted too, didn’t I? Ah well.