After the show we got some snacks --- bunny_hugger desperately needed refreshment and the chance to unwind --- and we ran into a friend (not on Livejournal). The friend was apparently dressed for the slinky party, people in rubber and spandex and all that; she was dressed neck-to-toe in a green zentai and corset. ``I didn't know you were into Chroma-Key play!'' I said before I quite realized I'd formed the thought. And I like that enough I'm going to call zentai-wearing ``Chroma-Key play''.
We did break out our glow sticks and suit up for the dance, but it was unattended --- we and another friend were the only ones on the floor --- and they closed the dance after we'd been there about fifteen minutes. We did talk with the DJs some about the generally sad state of the Morphicon dances, and we got some of the coupons good for purple beads, but that was about all to be done.
bunny_hugger went to bed. I talked for a while with the friend we'd gotten to the dance with. The glowsticks, ultimately employed for a quarter-hour, were still glowing appreciably when we got up the next morning.
Also there've been at least six mathematics pieces since my last roundup of them. As I work them out, here's what you've missed if you haven't been reading regularly:
- Calculating Pi Less Terribly, where I left off last time. As the label says.
- Playful Mathematics: Sweet Add-A-Line, from the most recent time I played an adding-machine-themed pinball game.
- Reading The Comics, May 22, 2015: Might Be Giving Up Mickey Mouse Edition because I've noticed the Mickey Mouse comics are reruns.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: ansatz, start of a 26-part series explaining mathematics terms. First up: a mathematics term a lot of mathematicians never heard of.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: bijection, a mathematics term every mathematician knows.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: characteristic, at least, one of the definitions of ``characteristic''. Not all of them, because summer isn't long enough for all the meanings of ``characteristic'' in mathematics to be listed.
Trivia: Between 1944 and 1947, the Hanford Atomic Reservation in Washington intentionally emitted 417,000 curies of iodine 131, over 27,000 times the amount of the carcinogen released during the Three Mile Island disaster. What the purpose of this release was is still unclear. Source: Down To Earth: Nature's Role In American History, Ted Steinberg.
Currently Reading: Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2015. Editor Sheila Williams.