Thursday (the 5th) started with breakfast, although we were a bit more picky about the sorts of ducks paddling around in the pond, bunny_hugger even telling the less-interesting ducks that we had seen many like them back home and they should shoo off so the more exotic ones could paddle around us. Also I tried a soft-boiled egg for the first time in ages and found that I was able to deal with the ``getting the shell off'' problem better than I used to.( Collapse )
The conference provided lunch and a couple of snacks and we'd certainly hope so for what a one-day pass cost, but we were left on our own for dinner. Here we did get to the pizza place which had been closed, and got good-sized slices that seemed to be vegetarian. We also went to a convenience store opposite that which turned out to be much nearer a supermarket, with the idea we'd get exotic local candy bars and stuff to snack on later. The candy bars weren't anything too exceptional, but we found some things we could pack in our bags and which would be useful. I got a bag of cheese snacks that we didn't get to that night, or the next, or the night after; for a while they threatened to come back to the United States with us.
Trivia: At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics the Press Center had eight IBM computers to receive and display results from the game sites. Source: Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Editors John E Findling, Kimberly D Pelle.
Currently Reading: Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio, Jeffrey Kluger.
PS: Reading the Comics, July 28, 2012, continuing the roundup of comic strips that mention things I'm interested in.