Catching up

It seems that I am just now catching up to the blogosphere.  I have been meaning to do a blog for a while, but between finishing my PhD and life, there was little time for such an endeavor.  I figured that starting a blog would be a great New Years resolution; one I could actually keep.  Over the next couple of weeks I will be adding information about places, people, and things that I have encountered since I moved to Boston.  Some of these are old news, but they have made an impression on me and are still part of my daily life.  I hope that you will take an electronic trip, visit some of these landscapes, and get a glimpse of the places I have been to and meet the people I have had the good fortune to cross paths with.

Variability in food caloric value

New Years Day I am having dinner with a good Jarrett at a chain restaurant eating one of their health conscious salads.  We were commenting on how the volume of the salad changed every time we went there to eat.  That led to the discussion of how many calories were actually in the salad vs. how many the restaurant advertised in the menu.  One thing led to another, bets were made, and now I am looking for access to a calorimeter which will allow us to measure the caloric content of said salad.  Now being in Boston and at MIT, you would think that it would not be hard to find such a machine.  It is now the 10th of January, and I am still looking for the calorimeter.  BTW, if you happen to have one just tucked away in the corner of your basement or your laboratory, drop me a line.

Happy New Year

Why blog?  Why me?  With so much to see out there and all the other places to go and see, why would you want to spend your time here?

This blog is as much for me as it is for you.  I love to talk about science and life, particularly when they invovle sharing these ideas around food and drinks; and now I am placing the best of these online to share with you.  I hope you enjoy these musings and come back from time to time to see what is new and exciting.