• reading: Tired of printing out PDF’s, I’m placing my order today for the IPCC Working Group I report
  • paper of the day: “A Method of Approximating Rainfall over Long Periods and Some Results of its Application,” A.E. Douglass, Science, Jan. 3, 1913. Sorry, nothing to link here, you’ll just have to take my word for how cool it is. As near as I’ve been able to determine, it’s the first use of tree rings to do a rainfall reconstruction.
  • music: Milestones The guy’s such an amazingly arrogant asshole, you want to just be done with him, but then he slides in that mute and begins filling in around those moments of quiet and … what can I say. I forgive him. Always have, always will.
  • word of the day: drupe – a fleshy fruit with a pit, like an olive