Here’s a weird story I found while listening to a radio interview on youtube. Benedict Cumberbatch tells Graham Norton of a time while in Mozambique, getting into some serious trouble with the locals- including getting tied up on the side of the road and thrown in the trunk of a car. Eeps.
Weird situation. New neighbor downstairs, whom I don’t trust, is sobbing… rather loudly. I don’t have Joe here right now so I don’t think I’ll be going down to see what’s going on (said neighbor is probably two times my size).
The only reason I noticed it over the sound of what I’m watching on my computer — Sherlock — is that I thought I heard a howling, just like you might imagine a “hound of Baskerville” would sound. It was getting creepy. I thought the coyotes, usually higher pitched, might be outside again. So I muted my computer… and what do I hear? Sobbing from the large man downstairs.
Hmm. My favorite tree would be deciduous and climbable. So no conifers, or things like willows, palm trees (yes, people climb those, but not in the good way), or aspens. Oaks and maples are obvious answers. I have to admit, though, I don’t know trees very well.
OH WAIT. REDWOODS. HANDS DOWN.
Funny thing about that is that they’re not particularly climbable without gear, and they’re not deciduous.
What is the longest you want to live in Los Alamos, how long do you think you will be there for?
How long I want to live here? Well, I basically never wanted to live here, so I will admit I’d be happy to leave tomorrow, as long as the next place was one more preferable. I’m glad I finally got used to the place, and have gotten comfortable with the idea of being here for another year and a half, at least.
I think we’ll be here longer, however. Post-doctorate studies in Joe’s field at the labs pay quite well, and Joe’s been making plenty of good connections (see also: trip to Prague). Post-docs can go on for several years. Of course, he is excited by the idea of post-docs in other places, like Australia. In any case, though, it’s more likely we’ll stay here, because we’re somewhat familiar with the area and are comfortable.
I’d say at least three or four years, we’ll be here. I don’t want to be here long if we start a family, though.
A bit corny, but I’ve related to John Mayer’s 3x5 for years. Especially considering I’m into photo-taking and letter-writing.
I’m writing you to catch you up on places I’ve been And you have this letter you probably got excited, but there’s nothing else inside it didn’t have a camera by my side this time hoping I would see the world through both my eyes maybe I will tell you all about it when I’m in the mood to lose my way with words