Katie and I are hosting a fundraiser for the University of Washington Department of Applied Mathematics on November 15th. We're getting donations of kegs from local microbreweries (TDB; details expected on Friday). All proceeds will be used to fund at least one research position over the summer. We have no idea what the field of study for this student will be, however many applied mathemeticians go on to build weapons for the military; obviously, blowing up people in the name of science is a good cause that we can all get behind.
- Hot young co-eds!
The cover will be $15 ($10 with student ID); for this price, you get an endless supply of alcohol (the department has done mathemetical modeling of alcohol consumption and feels confident they can honor this commitment). The party will likely start around 7:00pm and will be located at our house (1928 10th Ave. E.). Since this is a fundraiser, we're allowing anyone in who meets the cover charge - although if they're ugly we'll likely quarantine them in the basement (sorry, I have standards to maintain).
I'll be posting an invite to Facebook on Monday, once the details have all been confirmed. For now this is a heads-up.
Note: If you can't attend but would like to support the nuking-of-innocent-civis, you can also fund the Applied Mathematics Half Marathon Team, who will be running (half of) the Seattle Marathon on November 30th. Their goal is to raise $20,000 by then! [Donation Form] (PDF).
ATTN: goldfischegirl: You'll be excited to know that the Applied Math faculty will be showing up - drunk professors, what could go wrong?
They are corralling me in on Friday for the initial thing so who knows?
I figure I'll tell them I am a social Libertarian who believes in Jury Nullification.
There's a good Curb your Enthusiasm episode about how to get out of jury duty. As an aside, I've been a registered voter for 14 years and have never once been summoned for jury duty. Which makes me frustrated because a) I don't work so it wouldn't be a big deal for me to do it, and b) I'm really interested in the whole process and would love to participate.
This is my 5th jury call so far! Three of them came within 2 years of registering to vote, and I have had them trickle in at a rate of one every three years or so since then.
Strangely, I haven't had to show up at all. Each time I get a notification that the call as been canceled.
You do raise a good point about not working. This does fall into the "what else am I gonna do?" category.
Weren't we just discussing how Friday is a better party night anyway?
A. Move your party to November 14th (recommended!)
B. Move your party to November 14th (recommended!)
C. Move your party to November 14th (recommended!)
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How about raising the price, not padding the stair and have them sign a waiver for injuries. Also, we'll need a specially placed video camera pointing at the stairwell.
How about you raise the price and put pudding on the stairs.
I'd totally come if I wasn't in Portland. I <3 science funding.
1. Puke bucket
2. Is my student ID still valid for parties? Cause it's not for other shit.
seems i'm three months late for what sounds like my kind of party. not that i didn't enjoy the last one. thanks again & it was great to meet you!~
Ah, that's too bad! It turned out to be a good party. We throw a lot of parties, though, and sometimes Katie's colleagues actually attend ;-) so I'm sure there'll be more like this.