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Seattle pics

Yes folks, this is what Seattle looks like... wet:

starmail & I cheating a bit at D&D by looking at the whole map

starmail & pbrane dueling to the death

pbrane, amberphlame, starmail, geheimnisnacht, and myself grabbing a bite to eat at a cozy Indian restaurant in Belleview:

geheimnisnacht's and my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner: Baked Alaska (sitting dangerously near the $350/glass crystal)

Lighting it on fire:

Mount Shasta on the way back:

Small town of Maxwell we found on the way back... most famous for his 4 equations of electromagnetism, one involving the magnetic field H (be warned, the physics jokes get worse from here on out):

The cafeteria next to the physics building at UW is named "The h-bar". If you're uncertain why they named it that, ask Heisenberg:

Here is the simplest of Maxwell's 4 equations which are all carved on the side of the physics building at UW. The English translation of the one we're standing in front of says "no topologically trivial magnetic monopoles exist," which leaves the intriguing possibility of monopoles with a non-trivial topology, something physicists are searching for because they're often required for Grand Unified Theories and other nifty things:

G'Kar & Londo's costumes from Babylon 5 (which we've been having weekly viewings of on and off for the past 2 years or so):

Neal Stephenson's original manuscript of the Baroque Cycle. The pen caps near the bottom of the picture are all from pens he went through in writing it! (Both this and the B5 costumes we found at the SciFi museum in Seattle):

And last, but surely not least, the scary swamp man we encountered at The Market (which we found after we asked one person "excuse me, can you tell us where the market is?" who walked right through us completely ignoring our question... followed by the second person we asked who stopped kindly to give us detailed directions; we concluded the latter must have been a member of the Underground as depicted in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere):


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 8th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC)
1) All of these are awesome pictures. :-)

2) You look especially good in them. ;-)
Dec. 8th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Whee!
I was thinking just those two things myself.
Dec. 8th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
wow... I spend four years of my life in that physics building. Weird.
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Dec. 8th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
:) scary, isn't it?
Dec. 8th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Nifty pictures! Looks like lots of fun was had by all.

Where did you find that big round sculpture? Boy was it raining! You know, for all the bad press about Seattle weather, I have yet to experience a really rainy Seattle. Weird huh?
Dec. 8th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)

Where did you find that big round sculpture?

I don't remember the name of the hill it was up on, but somewhere up on a hill... you can see the space needle through the center of it which is why it's very popular to take pictures in front of. The only reason you can't see it in this picture is because everything is so foggy.

Supposedly, this sculpture was the inspiration for Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" song.
Dec. 8th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
ah wrong linky! in past post (in case you wondered)

here it is again. view of space needle from volunteer park on capitol hill:

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