Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Brad DeLong discusses professors selling desk copies of textbooks. I do the reverse: I recently misplaced a desk copy had to buy a replacement.

(I bought plenty of textbooks back in the day, but I had hoped those days were behind me.)

Tuesday kitchen blogging: Empty cabinet

My sister scowled when she saw I wasn't using all of my cabinet space. Well, I've only lived here for three years...

Smoothie advice

Just add blackberries to the the mix to make your smoothies slimy ;-)

(Blackberry smoothies are tasty, but the mouthfeel is not so great.)

Hot springs at Sleeping Buffalo Resort

Last year I co-supervised a senior design project at the Sleeping Buffalo Resort (Saco, Montana).

The photo shows me and a Nehrir (a EE prof.) in front of the resort's hot springs well.

Cows on the MOOOOOON

Montana has cows. Texas has cows. The cow jumped over the moon. The cow landed on the moon. The cow was memorialized by a statue in the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

Crazy catalog

I retrieved this catalog from the "catalog bin" at The UPS Store.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Snow on Sweetgass Ave.

This pic looks north along Sweetgrass Avenue in Bozeman. I fired up my snowblower for the first time this season in order to move this 6" of wet, heavy snow.

(The bright white blobs are snowflakes reflecting the flash.)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Dry Fly Saloon

Where did I eat Thanksgiving dinner, you ask? Why, at the Dry Fly Saloon.

Okay, okay - I did the buffet thing at the Holiday Inn. Their bar was closer to the buffet than was their restaurant.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Banff, Canada

I fell in love with the northern Rockies when visiting Banff, Canada in July 2000.

I moved to Bozeman, Montana a few years later.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Jacks looks a bit peaked three weeks after Halloween.

Derelict tennis court

Quite possibly the only derelict tennis court in Bozeman, Montana. This court is located south of Babcock and north of Main.

Montana State University: bike locks

The bike racks at MSU have lots of abandoned (?) bike locks. These two locks seem to like each other.

Montana State University: lamppost

At the front entrance of Roberts Hall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tuesday kitchen blogging: "Sometimes you feel like a nut"

I love my pecans.
My mother ensures I get about 20 pounds a year of good fresh Pawnee pecans.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Me, dressed as a Renaissance lord

I attended a wedding at the Texas Renaissance Festival last weekend. I wore a nice costume - it is blurred here to prevent upsetting the babies or exciting the ladies.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Federal income taxes

I kinda like the proposal to treat mortgage interest with a 15% tax credit for all homeowners rather than a 100% deduction just for those who itemize (even though I'm an itemizer).

I do not like the proposal to make local & state taxes non-deductible (I just got my property tax bill: $1763).

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The absent-minded professor

I didn't realize that Friday was a holiday until my students told me that they wouldn't be attending lab that day.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

MSU: snow fence

They put up this snow fence every winter. It keeps snow from blowing off the practice fields onto 7th.

MSU: snowy day

Ullr be praised! We finally got some snow.

This photo looks south towards the Madison Range. Do you see MSU's "burnt macaroni on a stick"?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Feline rivalry

What happens when a mountain lion and a house cat tussle in Bozeman? Read the sad tale here.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Phone books

Bozeman, Montana (and the surrounding Gallatin County) has four competing phone books. Seems like a lot, considering the county population is only 73,243.