Wednesday, February 19, 2014

♥ ♥ ♥ Anti-Valentine'­s Day Massacre ♥ ♥ ♥

Best Dressed? Goddamned Right.

Valentine's Day this year was a blast, starting off with a pre-holiday party wherein the always-awesome Audrey and the oft goggles-clad Norm each won prizes for being the best dressed. I also won plenty of friends by yelling for those in attendance to "bow before my greatness!" (classy, I know). To be fair, Audrey, Tom, and I were by far the best things at that party.

As to the day itself, well, when I think of Valentine's Day, I think of love. And when I think of love, I think of soft Corinthian leather. And when I think of soft Corinthian leather, I think of ... the greatest Star Trek film of all time!

100% Pure Montalbán
Actually, the last time my good friend and physicist extraordinaire Igor and I had hung out, we made a pact to hold a special double screening of the original 1960s Star Trek episode "Space Seed" and the 1980s cult classic "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" for the next time; and so we marked his return visit and this celebration of love by doing just that.

Chocolate, Flowers, and Mead.

I Choo-Choo-Choose You!

Les Frères Lumière: 1 Night in Paris
The rest of the night is a bit of a blur. I do recall that lovely Aza brought heaps of chocolate and the best saffron tea, Audrey brought equally-exquisite tea from Mariage Frères, Titou is never to be trusted in the high-stakes game of Saboteur,  Jen bears a striking resemblance to Wonder Woman (hmmm, and Jen also owns an invisible plane ...), I can still kick Tom's ass in Mortal Kombat 3, and ... I still cannot handle my alcohol. Seriously, like one half-glass and I'm gone.


P.S. Everything's better with Tom. Everything.

Everything's Better With Tom. Everything.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stress Relief

A long, hot shower in the dark. Relationship of Command playing in the background. Yes. Very yes.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Life of a Scientist

At 2:34am I finally came up with the penultimate (minor) result of the main paper I've been working on for approximately the past 2 years and 12 days. I might just get all this done. The paper's probably not even that great, but I'm moderately pleased with myself, and as a result will take the rest of the night off for some much-needed sleep. Go me.