Life Mas Libertad
posted by August 6 at 1:22 AMon
Six and a half hours later, I’m still at Liberty. I’ve got Jason Finn sitting here drinking beers with me (after a few Macallans, neat) as Andrew the bar owner makes the rounds with the rest of the customers. I have to say—the sushi here is better than you’d expect from a white guy rolling rolls.
Sitting here this long, I’ve engaged in several conversations with random people and met a few interesting folks. I discussed linguistics with a UW doctorate candidate who was drinking Manhattans with his girlfriend; of course I brought up Golob’s recent Slog post about science and the English language. Shortly thereafter, Golob himself showed up for some one-on-one convo about his general exam and a huge breakthrough he’s made with, um, whattaya call ‘em? Ah yeah, stem cells. Here’s a guy who can go in-depth on some pretty technical subjects and still be reasonably understood. If you see him out at Liberty, buy the guy a drink. I guarantee good conversation.