First a bit of self-promotion and CBe promotion I happened upon (ok, googling myself, I confess): http://notesfromafruitstore.net/tag/beverley-bie-brahic/
Just returned from the hike to the Dish: an hour and a half of good walking just behind the house to the Stanford radio-satellite dish, trying to make contact with aliens. Or so I like to think. Every other couple I passed were mandarin speakers. One stopped me, and said, in accented English, "Excuse me, is this a loop?" I was startled, I'd been thinking about something else. "Yes," I said, "it makes a circle." "Thank you," they said, "Cool."
I've been wearing a pedometer for ten days. Except in bed (could be interesting). I volunteered for a Psych Dept experiment. I cheat a little. Yesterday I only walked 4600 steps, ie, I sat on a couch reading all day, so today I felt I had to be more active: 11, 563 steps so far (almost bedtime): should I go for another walk after dinner? Maybe not. Apparently there are 2000-2500 steps in a mile. The purpose is to see if exercise coordinates with optimism. I get to keep the pedometer.