November 20th, 2010

krazy koati

Tell all your friends where you'll be going

So bunny_hugger and I had been turned out of the Museum of American History. We sat a while outside, taking in the scene and noticing the curiosity of a Puerto Rican flag nearby. There was also the flag of Wisconsin (which helpfully has ``WISCONSIN'' written up top, to make it easier to identify), leaving me to wonder why that set? When we finally got up and walked around some we learned why: at the opposite side of the building the flags starting in alphabetical order were flying. Presumably Puerto Rico got put in after the various states.

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We could have stayed out all night, really, but we felt we should get back to the hotel, since we wanted to go to the Zoo on Monday and we'd have to do that as a morning-only thing. Returning, we got successfully into the hotel through the back entrance. We can master geography.

Trivia: Roughly 22 percent of baseball games end with the first or second batter in the lineup making the final out. Source: The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination With Statistics, Alan Schwarz.

Currently Reading: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama.