--1--Last Saturday, my wife and I went on a little date: The Great Waltz! There was a photographer on the dance floor, so hopefully I'll be able to find some "action" photos, but for now, there's this:
|A quick dip|
|Mask, meet monocle.|
--2--Earlier this week, I shared some student art work from my take-home quiz. I don't have any other artwork to share, but I can state that my students are clearly confused: the problem involved a pirate corvette and the hero's space frigate. I got lots of pictures of hot-rods. Just to clarify, this is what a corvette is based on:
|Clockwise from top left: USS Freedom, German corvette Magdeburg, 19th Century French corvette Dupleix, and WWII-era Flower-Class corvette USS Intensity|
I could probably make this a 7 pictures of Corvettes post, but I'll stop here, because otherwise, next week I'd have to do Battleships.
--3--Speaking of students, yesterday I had a little back-and forth with one of my more troublesome students. I posted a rough version on facebook, but I'll re-post here for your amusement:
What I actually did say was something along the lines of, "you won't fail this class based on one bad lab and one more missed day."
--4--This week was my laser week: which means that I didn't do much during the week besides working in the lab. Now the week is about over, and I get to
--5--Just for fun, here is some spectral data I took yesterday:
My project is slowly transitioning from Phase I (build a two-color terawatt laser system) to phase II (use said laser system to do laser-plasma experiments). Among other things, this means that some of my lab-mates are wanting to use the system which I built. Turns out that there are some uses of CPA Raman Laser systems besides just my own experiments. Well, and whatever the heck the Canadian military is planning to use their version of this laser system for,
--6--This has been making facebook rounds:
--7--My wife and I bought tickets for the JPII Life Center benefit dinner. The problem is, it's on All Saint's Day--and I'm not sure if I can swing going to the 5:30 Mass at the Cathedral before hand or not. She's also having second thoughts, because she really wanted to participate in the Choir at St Louis' Mass that night. Talk about bad planning. More than likely, she'll skip choir that night (they are, after all, also singing for Mass the next day), and everything will work out fine.
Seven Quick Takes Friday is hosted by Mrs Jennifer Fulwiler at her Conversion Diary blog.