Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thanks to a night of revelry, I now know that:

Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used at percent).
The European Union follows the recommendation of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) which measures percentage of alcohol by volume at 20 °C.
In the definition current in the United States of America, the proof number is twice the percentage of the alcohol content measured by volume at a temperature of 60 °F (15.5 °C).

Pimento or pimentão are Portuguese words for "bell pepper", while pimenta refers both to chili peppers and to black pepper.

And now, I cannot put it off any more. There are no more useless facts to look up and write my article I must. I tried explaining to a friend the relations of production that underwrite the 'publish or perish' paradigm, and how I need to write in order to build a resume that can then be surreptitiously (ah well, no I take that back), correction, blatantly pimped for research grants...and how I was so not motivated to...after all, grocery shopping on a full stomach is no fun right?

I shall now abandon this useless post to pontificate other uselessnesses...

On this Saturday, the fourteenth of July 2007, I hereby solemnly swear to make the effort to consider everything new and green and rain drenched. My blog has new clothes and unlike the emperor's sartorial sleight of hand (rather his courtier's? or was it his tailor? anybody know?), these can be seen.

Stay for a few, the ride isn't over yet.