Adrianic interlude

Adrianic interlude

Adrianic interlude

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Feb. 15 2006 10:08 PM

Adrianic interlude

I'm sitting in my room at Adrian College (wireless! Yay!) and resting. Just resting.

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It's been quite a day. I got here last night, and was picked up at the Detroit airport by three Adrian College professors, all of whom had attended TAM4! That was cool. We had a nice dinner, and they drove through Ann Arbor for me, since I graduated from the U of Michigan almost 20 years ago (yikes). When we got to Adrian, I was taken to my room, the President's Guest House. Woohoo! I like being treated well, it turns out.

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This morning we went to a small diner in Adrian, and I ate essentially a stick of butter for breakfast. California has ruined me for eating breakfast out. Later, in the main auditorium, I gave my "Mars Attacks!" talk (debunking the face on Mars nonsense) to an audience of a couple of hundred people (I think, I didn't count-- but a couple of whom were old friends from grad school who showed up too!), then was whisked off to lunch (talking with students and faculty), then whisked to the planetarium to give a talk about Planet X (yes, really), then rest (for thirty minutes back in my room), then the general Bad Astro talk in the planetarium again (I got one egg to stand up).

I've never given three talks in one day before. It was exhilarating, in a way. Fun! But I'm tired now. I scheduled my flight out of here for later in the afternoon, so I get to sleep in tomorrow. Smart, I am sometimes.

So this was a long story to basically say: no astro-blog entry tonight. Mr. Deutsch still lingers in the news, so if I can tomorrow I'll see what's next in this soap opera (I got asked about him after two of my talks).

No guarantees on a blog tomorrow since it's a travel day, but if I get in early enough I'll try to write something up. The next few days I'll be at the AAAS meeting in St. Louis, and I'm hoping to do some more moblogging, which is fun.