I’m on my travels again. Tomorrow I’m flying off to New York, laden with salmiakki, as requested by two of my American friends. No doubt they will repay me by buying me American beer. I’ve also been told I’ll be taught how to jay-walk, so I will report back if I’m able.
At the end of the week I’m popping down to North Carolina to ScienceOnline09, where I hope to meet a bunch of interesting people, including of course some of you. I’m guessing more beer will be drunk – there is due to be a NN meet-up in the Radisson bar at 8.30pm on Friday.
I’ve been preparing for my trip today, buying stuff (like 10 tonnes of salmiakki). One thing I was not able to procure was this:
The text says “Talvicrocsit”, which is Finnish for Winter Crocs. Just the thing, I thought, for Henry to wear when versifying (after all, Cromer is so bracing). But the lady selling them wasn’t there today, so sorry, Henry, you’ll have to manage with photo.
For those of you worried about The Beast, he’s staying with a new friend. I suspect he’s going to come back rather fatter than he left.
So, I hope you’ll all be on good form whilst I’m away, particularly those of you who will be in North Carolina next weekend. I’m sure there will be at least one report during or after the meeting. If we’re sober enough to type.