- Outlaw Torn is an immensely cool song. A lot of Metallica is bog standard hard rock, pleasant enough background noise but forgettable. And then there are these flashes of genius. Outlaw Torn jumped out at me from the radio like some kind of epiphany. (And a very cool thing about internet radio is that I can very easily go and look up exactly what is playing that has grabbed my attention so thoroughly, and with luck even write the song details down before I forget.)
- pseudomonas has a nice theory about fuzzy relationships. Rather than a binary 'either we're a couple, ie pretending to be married or actually so, or else we are not in a relationship', he proposes a scale from 0 (complete strangers with no influence on eachother's lives) to 1 (actually the same person). And you map your degree of relationship with a particular person to values between 0 and 1 using a sigmoid equation. I like this. Of course, the major flaw is that it would need to be universally or at least widely adopted to be at all useful practically, but it's still a good way of thinking about these things. I am pleased with the concept that partial relationships are possible, it's not all-or-nothing.
- I need to write about a dozen book reviews. And finish my series on my trip to New York before it fades from my memory. I think the main things I have left to talk about are: food, general impressions of the city, and the more personal side of the trip.
OK, back to the thesis.