Will be in Las Vegas attending a conference (Advances in Materials and Processing Technology AMPT) for about 5 days starting this saturday. Looking forward to spending some quality time indoors attending talks. 🙂 Interestingly, there are a few talks on modeling manufacturing processes, though most are numerically based using FEM. Plan to post on some of these talks once I get back.
This will be my second trip to Las Vegas. Though not a great place to visit in summer what with 100+ temperatures and all. The most vivid memory that I have from my previous visit other than the huge buffets is the “Big Jump”, a free fall on top of a tall tower-like casino named “Stratosphere”. Apparently, they have now added a bunch of new rides, the whole ensemble is rightfully christened “Insanity, the ride” http://www.insanityride.com/. I am now too”matured” for this insanity! 🙂
My daily diet of browsing includes MediaMatters among other news outlets. Off late, Ann Coulter seems to be the most “entertaining” of the bunch surpassing “papa bear” O’reilly.
There was this pie-throwing incident some time back. Apparently, some kids at University of Arizona attempted to pie Ann Coulter while she was going about her liberal-bashing routine. They call themselves Al Pieda. Later while being charged, they stated with profundity, “we were throwing the pies at her ideas not at her” ! 🙂 (Check out this and this)
Needless to say, this incident fueled a chain-reaction of interviews on cable news networks, its all quite fascinating really! 🙂
My husband is very much into blogging and after years of nagging has succeeded in convincing me that I should blog or I shall die. As you can see, I am quite comfy in the confines of my ever so tiny office and am ready to wreck havoc in blogoverse! VICTORY SHALL BE MINE!! 🙂