I Want to Move to Forks, WA

Okay, I think I may have found my dream town: Forks, Washington. The Mayor of Forks was interviewed on "All Things Considered" yesterday because Forks was predicted to have the lowest high temperature in the country. During the interview the mayor mentioned that people in town start complaining about the heat when the temps climb too far into the 70s. I did not think such a place existed. A place where the 70s is considered unpleasantly warm. I've been hoping to find a place like that for years. And it's on the Olympic Peninsula - which I'm already quite fond of.

I wonder if they'll be needing a librarian in about a year's time...

The Dewey Binary System

So, what do geek librarians in training do on a rainy Friday afternoon? We translate the Dewey Decimal System into Binary, of course! (For those of you who are unfamiliar with binary numbers, the following article from Wikipedia will tell you more than you probably ever wished to know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_numeral_system) So, here I present the much simplified Dewey Binary System:

0 - Fiction 1 - Non-Fiction

You may now commence to debate amongst yourselves about wether it should be 0 - Non-Fiction and 1 - Fiction instead.

You know you've been in England for a while when....

  • You start looking right, then left when crossing streets.
  • You recognize the coins.
  • You lost your sunglasses at least a week and a half ago, but haven't really missed them yet (and may not have missed them for a few days after you lost them).
  • You recognize the names of most of what's on tap when you pop into the pub, and are thankful when none of the taps say Bud or Coors.
  • You start keeping the major routes of the London Underground in your head, so you don't have to keep looking at the map (and you start calling it the Tube).

If this keeps up, I'll come home with a british accent....

The museums yesterday were lovely, but the day was a long one and involved a lot of walking on hard surfaces. Hence this allegedly funny post instead of a travelogue. Today should be a bit more leisurely, I'm headed to Greenwich to engage in a bit of astronomical and horological geekery (and much thanks to cousin Brad for tips on how to get there), but that's all I intend to do today, aside from relaxing.

Am I remembering correctly that this is Memorial Day back in the states? If I am, happy Memorial Day. If I'm not, well, try to have a happy Monday anyway.