Part 1: The flight.If you fly a lot, you probably can relate to this:
The plane was 1 hour late leaving MSP due to maintenance issues. Something ab0ut a broken engine. We finally flew. We couldn't land due in Denver due to tornadoes. Holding pattern... Too long. No fuel. Must land in Colorado Springs to refuel. 1.5 hours in Colorado Springs. Finally we make it to Denver. Scheduled landing 1PM. Actual landing 5PM. Rent car. Drive to Boulder. Check in, register. Find beer.
Part 2: BeerI have no internet access so I can't check the recommendations made previously. I review a restaurant list. Find BJ's Brewpub. It's close. I go there. DAMMIT!!! It's a chain. OK, OK, OK, that's not bad. I should be happy when the small guy makes it big, but I want to taste Boulder beer. The beer at BJ's is pretty good. No complaints. The Brown Ale is superb. Stout at 8.1% alcohol is just too much.
Part 3: UC RacoonsAs I was walking to the NOS poster session, I came across 4 racoons on the University of Colorado campus. WTF!!!! I could have gotten rabies.
Part 4: NOS poster sessionThe poster session was fine. I made 2 important observations.
- I am happy to report that the number of attractive female organic chemists is increasing. Tonight it was mostly grad students. About 35% of them were what I would call attractive. Petty? yes. But if you've spent any time in chemistry grad school, this is worth noting.
- The UC-Boulder hosted NOS poster session sucked big time due to the fact that they ran out of good beer. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!??!?!? WTFx20. How can you run out of beer?
Part 5: I'm going to bedGood night.