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I forgot to mention to you that the Borders had a good 10 copies of it in the Physics section. I didn't have time to check the upfront tables (my dad was impatient). I'll scope it out for you this week. And, maybe I'll try to do a little more "selling" also. BTW, I'm just assuming that the trench coat guy took my advice and bought your book instead of the "how to build your own PC" book. I mean, come on!

If scientists can figure out how to make art supplies which suck pollution out of the atmosphere, I'd say it's time to build a superhighway between C. P. Snow's "two cultures".

HI Jennifer: Between AGU sessions I stopped by Borders in San Francisco. They had both "Physics of the Buffyverse" and "Black Bodies and Quantum Cats." Congratulations! I hope you autograph my copies sometime. Mayan ruins are endlessly fascinating! My first blog posting, way back in June, had me atop a Mayan pyramid.

See : http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?Acronym=NASA.

This NASA nust have been "National Association of State Archaeologists" ...

"a coating of titanium dioxide"
Those of us on the cutting edge of materials science like to refer to this amazing substance as "paint."

Hey! I saw the book in four NYC bookstores, and Pharyngula just pimped it today... I got to tell people "Oh yeah, her, I read her blog, she's a great writer, you have to check her out..." hehehehehehe

OK, time to paint...

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      2 oz Tequila
      2 oz Triple sec
      2 oz Rose's sweetened lime juice
      7-Up or Sprite
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      1/2 oz light rum
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      2 oz light cream
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      1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
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      1 oz Campari
      1 oz fresh lemon juice
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