So I was listening to this interview this morning: Demon FM Meets Amanda Tapping
, and towards the end of the interview she mentions that she's gonna be in the UK in February, and I thought 'oh cool, she's coming to Europe', and then I realized that 'OMG THAT'S AMANDA-CON AND I'M GONNA BE THERE!!!!'. Dude. I'm gonna meet Amanda in February. *squeeee!!!*
In vaguely related news, I've spent the day reading about trophic cascades
. Now, in ecology a trophic cascade is when change in one trophic level causes significant changes on other trophic levels more than one level away (adding cats to your yard will give you less weeds - more cats eat more birds, fewer birds eat fewer snails, more snails eat more weeds). However, whenever I see it written out I have a little happy moment where I think about some of my favourite Stargate
episodes, the alternate reality eps, and the danger of entropic cascade failure
- failure to exist in an alternate universe where another you also exists. (Of course, entropy is something different from trophic levels, but still.) And I keep wondering if I should explain to my prof why I always smile when she brings up the trophic cascades...
I had an awesome dream last night, where I was the newest member of the Hustle
crew. They were planning a con that somehow involved the Norwegian prime minister (who was a woman and completely unrelated to the actual Norwegian prime minister) and large tapestries depicting historical battles. I was... not really contributing, and they kept sending me on silly assignments to prove I could be a successful grifter, but I spent most of my time trying to figure out any possible scenario that would lead to me getting to hook up with Stacie. I was doing pretty well, too... since I was new in town I got to stay at her place, on a fold-out bed in her bedroom no less, and she seemed happy to have me there, but then I woke up. Sadness.