Here's the rules, as I've seen them on the Internet:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual
one: pick the CLOSEST.
And my result is,
"But this concept of nature is confirmed by experience and must
inevitably be presupposed if there is to be possible experience, which
is coherent knowledge of the objects of sense in accordance with
Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals …
As my profile mentions, I come from Fall River, MA. Sometimes, I get
overly romantic ideas that it might be a place worth staying in. Then I
see something like I saw today, and I remember why it is that I spend
ten months out of every twelve 3000 miles away. :-(
Newport Jazz Festival 2008
Yesterday I went to the 2008 Newport JVC Jazz Festival, and I
figured I'd review it a bit here.
We started off the morning with a set by the Mark Rapp band. Mark
Rapp is a trumpet player, somewhat modern. He uses a wah about half of
the time, and it's pretty cool. His band was good, too. The guitarist
was a little over-the-top, but he was generally good, and the bassist
was excellent. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Rapp also played
didgeridoo, which was cool.
So, after Rapp, I saw a bit of Lionel Loueke, who was an …
I've only got one more week left of summer research. This time next
week, I'll be back on the East Coast. I've already sent my desktop off
to a cozy garage, and am posting this from my laptop. It was a pretty
involved process - I needed to move all of my RSS feeds from Liferea to
Google Reader, copy over my .vimrc and .emacs files, get a list of all
of my webcomics… But all of that's done now. So, yeah, now I'm even
less likely to post to this blog. Woo hoo.
So, yesterday I went to Jax Bicycle Center in downtown Claremont and
I bought a new bike. Yep, I'm completely crazy. But it's such an awesome
bike. Thin, barely treaded tires like a road bike, upright seating
position, and nice hardware. It cost a mint, but hopefully I'll put it
to good use. With PLs on Pomona next semester, I'll need it to get to
class. So, yeah, that's what I've been up to…
Not much else interesting to report. School is school. Meh. But, hey, at
least I got a new bike.
Social psychology taken to a new level?
Why pay somebody to tell you about yourself, when you can just ask your
friends to do it? That seems to be the premise of this site, which I
saw on an old note of Richard Mehlinger's (yes, Facebook is weird like
that). So, yeah.