||[23 Jun 2006|11:41am]
Woke up with left nostril blocked; allergies, or the last night's carousing?
The lack of air was uncomfortable, so I took some sinus pills at work; and now, once again, lightheaded, I am fighting the urge for pop tarts, which for some reason I always crave when sick, even though I know pop tarts are purest poison.
fig a: there are TWO pastries in a pop tarts package, and you eat them both.
As mentioned to elsquid, last night I had drinks with some interesting people:
- a girl whose job involves research of situationism and "psychogeography"
- a robotics researcher who worked on Cog and Kismet, and is going to work with Frank Gehry on this new casino in Singapore
fig b: Kismet is a robot developed at MIT to study human/robot interactions. It has expressions corresponding to emotions/moods. This one is 'tired'
- game programmer headed to India in July to look for outsourcing (i.e. to exploit my peoples)
- girl who recently started having epileptic seizures after head injury - imagine how that would change your life! For one thing, you can't drive anymore.
- neuroscientist who studies aggression & sexuality in mice (via smells)
He said they've bred mice that , if male and male are dropped in a cage, inevitably fight, and if male and female are dropped in a cage, inevitably mate.
Him: "100% of the time"
fig c: guess what emotion this is