That makes 3 books this semester (and this year). I knew I could do it. I’m certainly not done reading this semester though.
Next: Good Omens and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’m sure I can finish both by the end of the semester.
As for what I thought of The Holographic Universe, I quite enjoyed it. Parts reminded me of Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World and Contact, as well as Fritjof Copra’s The Tao of Physics. “Thought-provoking” only begins to describe it. I’m taking much of the book with a grain of salt, and I’d recommend the same to everyone because I think everyone should give this book a chance. Just because it explores reincarnation and psychics and such doesn’t mean it’s written by a complete nutcase. I daresay it’s refreshing and interesting to read Talbot’s thoughts and collections of the thoughts of others. I think the theory is fascinating and worth a few good, long, hard thinks and discussions. I hope that I remember to look into the research that has been done since as well as the studies he cited. I think I heard of a study like one he mentioned while watching an episode of “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman”. I need to take a break though for some botany and the previously mentioned books.
Darlingside - “Blow the House Down” (2,500 Photos of 700 Candles) (by darlingside)
I love “Waitress”. It’s not like it’s the best movie ever, but it has lots of pie, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith, and an ending that makes me pretty happy. That’s plenty for me to watch it too many times like I do with “Contact”.
Kicked ass at pie baking. Positive reactions all around. Did not kick ass on my physics quiz, but I was unlikely to do that well this time around. No worries. I was slipping on effective studying, but I’m getting back into doing it right. I’ll kick ass the rest of the semester. If I can keep this promise to myself, the straight A’s will keep me happy all summer long.
To the studying since I fully intend to use some of this ass kicking energy to actually succeed.
Happy Pi Day everyone! If you didn’t get to try my pie and I know you irl, hunt me down next year or at the next party-type thing where food is brought. Sharing pie is one of my favorite things in life.
I was going to get my camera out and get a picture of me with all my pies, but 2 are still in the oven (15 minutes and I’m done!), I have a webcam, and sitting feels kind of amazing since I’ve been baking since 7pm when I got home.
Frankly I think these pies are the only things I got right today. I’m okay with that. My first attempts at making crust are successes so far and that is all I need at the end of the day.
Also, I freaking love this apron.
My current greatest fear is that I will have done all of these preparations for baking pies and I’ll fail miserably when it’s too late to do anything.
First Pi Day pie crust! The preparations continue!
I read The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket last night between two chunks of studying. I don’t regret it. A bit of fun reading feels good. I need to do more of it. Though tonight I’m going to just read botany and study and not talk about Lemony Snicket. Maybe tomorrow I’ll finish another book while preparing for Pi Day. For now, plant hormones. Really racy reading.