Monday, January 30, 2012


Against our better judgment and because we needed something to do on a Friday night, commutergirl and I went to Fashion Place Mall. It's not that Fashion Place is a bad place; it's just several tax brackets above us, so we don't shop there often.

We had some vague idea of going to the Cheesecake Factory (r), and while we knew the line would be long, we weren't hungry yet. Though I knew it would be disappointing to eat at the Cheesecake Factory and not be waited on by Kaley Cuoco.

Actually, that's not true, Leonard. In fact, recently I've been thinking that, given the parameters of your experiment, the transport of the electrons through the aperture of the nanofabricated metal rings is qualitatively no different than the experiment already conducted in the Netherlands. Their observed phase shift in the diffuse electrons inside the metal ring already conclusively demonstrated the electric analog of the Aharanov-Bohm quantum interference effect.

And then we got there and had to park.

When someone asks me if I'll ever drive again, I usually say no, and it's usually because of parking. We wandered around for a while, lost our faith in humanity, and ended up parking at the very back of the parking lot, close to where the bus stop was, anyway (there's a bus stop at Fashion Place? Yes, they hid it). Commutergirl had actually brought up taking the bus, but we decided it was cold. Silly, silly us.

Then we got out and walked into Cheesecake Factory. And abruptly stopped, because it was crowded with other silly people. We waited for a minute, then decided that Cheesecake Factory wasn't that good, and, why did we want to be like everybody else anyway?

Normal is so overrated.


  1. You know what's not normal? The fact that I know what Sheldon is talking about.

  2. Mary, Mary. You are so much smarter than normal.