[M.M.X.I.V. 296/O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-23] She Blinded Me With Science


How fortuitous that this song popped up as the eighth song of the day!  Today is 10/23, and this corresponds to the base and exponent in scientific notation of Avogadro’s number.  In particular, it is 6.02 x 10^23.  This is a ridiculously large number, but it is the number of particles in a mole of any substance.  Yes… today is Mole Day, so enjoy it, my fellow scientists!

Mole Day

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[M.M.X.I.V. 295 / O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-22] Parimal (Viaje Tantrico)

I heard this song on WNUR a few months ago, and the varying musical qualities of it really drew me in… it seems to have influences from all across the world.  So, I might as well give a brief post about my preference to world music.

(However, I can’t find an online stream of it other than on Spotify.  Title: “Parimal (Viaje Tantrico).  Artist: Subhira.  Album: Transubhiriano.)

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[M.M.X.I.V. 294 / O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-21] Be Water

It’s a very short post today:

A river is time–

Sometimes rushing, sometimes dammed,

Life flows–Be water.



Today is the two-hundred and ninety-fourth day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes forty-two weeks.

Today is the twenty-first day of the third round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.  That makes three weeks.

[M.M.X.I.V. 293/O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-20] Two family weekends, eight photos

I got to see my full family last weekend, and my parents and one of my sisters this weekend.  I figured that some photos (eight of them) may speak louder than words, since I didn’t encode the music that I heard today.  So, here goes, along with captions.  They are approximately chronologically arranged.  (There are no pictures of the actual wedding, as I have not obtained any of them yet!)

Enter the gallery!

[M.M.X.I.V. 292/O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-19] Can it end already?

The post involves 8, but in the sense of an exaggeration.  The post is quite short, because it’s been a long day enjoying with my family.  After we ate dinner, we returned to the hotel.  Watching the Broncos-49’ers blowout on TV, Mom and I also played cards (500-rummy) while Dad read the newspaper.

I won pretty easily, and after the football game ended, the news was next on the docket.  However, at every commercial break, it seems that there were about eight consecutive spots with everyone’s favorite ad: POLITICAL ADS.  All of them were ad-hominem.  It seems that Rule #33 of political campaigns: they must devolve to name-calling.  Why must the season of political candidates run so long?  Come on, November 7, get here already!


Today is the two-hundred and ninety-second day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes forty-one weeks and five days.

Today is the nineteenth day of the third round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.  That makes two weeks and five days.