young astronauts in love part (2/4)comic

October 20, 2008
Ack, the Red Sox.

Boston is no longer long-suffering sports-wise (except maybe for hockey fans) but it would be nice if our teams continue to show long-term strength.

Ah, civic pride. "Our millionaire manchildren can totally kick your millionaire manchildren's butts!". Or maybe "Our coaches and business men make better use of their large sports market financing than nearly anyone!" which is better, but not much.

Young Astronauts in Love



chapter 2

The setup on GHIBAL 3 was kind of odd


There was so much we didn't know about the anomaly, it really kept the scientists busy, and some of the lawyers


sometimes they had to do research the outposts. there was a minilab for them, with its own coffee maker.


then, one day...


lydia showed up


lydia was one of the lab-scouts. THE fastest jetter i had ever seen


the scientist-scouts were the elite of the elite.


and lydia in the lab... her specialty was this unspace stuff i could just barely get the outlines of


didn't stop me from trying though!


techs are supposed to ask questions, and she was pretty patient


and so it rolled on... lab-scouts came and lab-scouts went.


my own work was pretty interesting, and i had a few side projects


for a while i had a theory she was showing up more often than her research demanded


it was tough to tell. her stuff was pretty obstruse. and it wasn't like i was the only lab she stopped at.


probably i was just projecting


women! or maybe just people.


compared to them, circuits were cake.


maybe her research was about the kind of complexity i'm thinking of


circuits:on, off, mu. you don't understand something, you set up testcases, you can isolate your assumptions and test them...


i've always been pretty easy to read


one time it was near the holiday break. we were talking schedules.


"had you noticed how often i'm here? i've virtually had to make up a new branch of anomaly wave dynamic to justify my trips here."


"i'll bet you say that to all the techs!" i said


no, she hadn't





When I write Josh, who lives in Japan, I oddly switch to more Japanese english stylings.. "please enjoy this book" for "I hope you enjoy"..
<<this is not Ibiza / this is not Cologne / this is not Osaka / this is not Lisbon>>
Hofstadter points out a thing that makes me say English is a bit broken; in most other languages conscious is the same word as conscience.
Filled with a kind of weary melancholy. Maybe I'm just tired.