by syaffolee

The Thursday Threesome

Serendipity: Making fortunate discoveries by accident

Onesome: Serendipity:– Do you believe in destiny?

No. I don’t think one’s life is predetermined. I am in control of my own life and if I really wanted to do X instead of Y, I would do it. Nothing is stopping me, not my peers, not my professors, not my parents, not society, not God, or any other mysterious forces.

Twosome: Making fortunate discoveries– What is your greatest “find”? Is it an antique you discovered tucked away at a garage sale? Or maybe something as simple as the great sale on khakis or lawn mowers at your favorite store?

Well, I don’t like shopping except for books and “greatest find” depends on the time, that is, when I finally find a bookstore that carries the book I want. Yes, I can easily find it on Amazon, but what’s the fun in that?

Actually, what I hope will be my greatest find would be catching the local pen thief in the act. For the past couple of months, my pens have been disappearing from my desk never to be seen again. I have resorted to hiding my pen stash so they don’t disappear all at once.

Threesome: by accident– Have you ever discovered a place entirely by accident and it’s become a favourite place to go now? A hidden grove in the city park, a wonderful little coffee shop or restaurant, a treasure trove of a shop?

The stacks of the biomedical library. It’s cool as long as it’s not swarming with industrious med students.

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Links:

Scientists Accuse White House of Distorting Facts. Via a lot of people, actually. Prominent scientists issued a statement saying that the current administration is distorting science to favor its own policy. The original press release is located at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Here’s their report. And if you can’t get to it, here’s another link to the same thing.

The Pencil Pages. Pencil collecting. I used to collect pencils. I think I still have them somewhere.

WEBoggle. Word search on steroids. Play Boggle online, it’s timed and you get to compare scores with other online players!