Monday, February 25, 2008

Damn - another sale at the campus book store

...which means I got roped in and hosed good. At least I walked out of there with four books I certainly wasn't planning on buying when I rolled in, but the books were on sale, so how could I pass up the opportunity........

They sure saw me coming from a country mile away.... This time, I ended up with the following page-turners:
  • Oxford Dictionary of Idioms - 'cause you can never have too many reference manuals for anything related to writing. At least that's what I tell myself.
  • The Nanotech Pioneers - Where Are They Taking Us? (Wiley-VCH) by Steven A. Edwards. It's interesting, it's relevant, and it provides me with fodder I can put into my lectures in various topics. A bit of flava', if you like. For some inexplicable reason, the students enjoy some historical background between the triple integrals and differential equations. Kids today.....
  • Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd Edition (Elsevier Saunders) by Waller, Renwick and Hillier. Another reference manual relevant to my research. And like pointy electric guitars with whammy bars, wide flat necks and high-output pickups, one should have a bunch of reference books lying around. I guess it's getting to be downright pedestrian to figure out what kind of research I'm doing.
  • The Science of Harry Potter by Roger Highfield. Yeah; go right ahead and call me a geek. But I'm tellin' ya - we'll see who gets the last laugh when the Reptilians from Planet Niburu shares their broomstick and wand technology with us and I'm one of the technology have's, versus your have-not's. You never know how far away the mothership behind the comet is from invading Earth. And with my knowledge of their technology, I can hotwire one of their reptilian space crafts, sneak into their mothership and upload Windows Vista complete with Outlook to their mainframe. If that doesn't screw up their plans for planetary domination, I don't know what will. Ok; it was cheap, it looked like an amusing read - what do you want from me?

6 comments:

Pigeon said...

you geek !!!!!!


I bought the Rock and Pop Timeline book !!!

Wilhelm said...

....harvester of inane trivia

Anders said...

And like pointy electric guitars with whammy bars, wide flat necks and high-output pickups, one should have a bunch of reference books lying around.

Hey, does that mean I can't have any reference books laying around?

(Guess I took the bait, eh?)

Anders said...

I bought the Rock and Pop Timeline book !!!

So, you feel the need to improve your guitar quiz skills there, frenchie?

Wilhelm said...

Anders: Be sure to stop by Bøllert and the Danish guy while you're rollin' around in K-town.....makes you appreciate Hagstrôm that much more

Anders said...

www.vintagegitarer.no

Mmmmh... Bøllert, the danish guy or a shop that features a 1931 National Tricone. Guess what store I'll be visting?

Choices, choices, choices...