st vincent de paul's feast day
Alas, the thrift stores were not as kind as we hoped in the furniture department; but the fifty-cent LP bins yielded such unlikely treasures as Television's Marquee Moon, Pixies' Trompe le Monde, Johnny Cash live at San Quentin, and Poem for strings, organ, 4 trumpets, 2 pianos and percussion: To the memory of those who died during the blockade of Leningrad by the avant-garde Soviet composer Andrei Petrovthis last being a sufficiently obscure work that this was the only info I could find.
We've been too busy eating pizza and having our collective ass kicked by the chess computer to say much else, but I did receive quite the hypothesis from Gaw:
Eureka! I think I've figured out why more people in Hong Kong are dying than in the US. It's the pollution! This article talks about how a much higher fraction of smokers require mechanical ventilation when they get SARS.Well living in Taipei for 3 months is like smoking a pack a day (according to anecdotal evidence I collected from US kids who were here for a summer and then went home and got their regular physical). So you in Arizona are very likely much better off...