Archive for July, 2006

Saturday, waiting

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

I knew it. I knew it wasn’t a good plan yesterday, as soon as they told me I needed to go underground with Luiz this saturday. First off, what for? ‘Oh, to take data…’ As if there was a need to be more than one person to take data. But okay. Next, what time? That […]

Sunday shift

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Today I’m on shift duty in the morning. That involved going underground to take data earlier, and then just watching the slow-control values from above ground until Maria-Elena relieves me at 3pm. That wasn’t too bad, really. It was so hot, I woke up at 6:30 anyway. Now the trick, of course, is that “above-ground” […]

Protected: Aftermath

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

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A farewell party

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Friday evening all the grad and undergad students here at the lab in Italy, plus myself and Kaixuan representing post-docs, went to a very nice traditional restaurant in L’Aquila, looking over a fountain from the XIII century. The food was so good, I thought I was going to explode. We spent a good half hour […]

Campioni del Mondo!

Monday, July 10th, 2006

So yesterday, July 9, was the World Cup final game. Italy vs France! What was I supposed to do, eh? Leave the car at home, for one. It was not too difficult to come to an agreement: everybody wanted to go and watch the game on the big screen in Piazza Duomo in L’Aquila. Ruth, […]