CANBERRA AUSTRALIA - 14 August 2000 -This week was
relatively uneventful. Mike's getting settled into a
routine and for the most part enjoying it. He's working on finishing
some results so that he can start writing up a paper for a chemistry
journal. The excitment of the week came on Friday when Mike went out
with Danne and a friend of his after playing pool. Mike had a chance
to see a couple of the nightspots in Canberra. After dinner, they went
over to King O'Malley's, an Irish pub, and saw a 70s and 80s band
perform nostaglic hits from that era. From there, they went to the
basement bar next door that is home to the Gypsy Bar. They had some
live bands including a good local one called
Trouser Trouser. After a
while, they went back to King O'Malley's with some friends that they
had met at the Gypsy. After some dancing, the band called it a
night. Mike headed for another night spot but was denied entry because
he was wearing his new sneakers; apparently, they don't allow athletic
shoes in their club. That was a sign to call it a night.
The rest of the weekend was not exciting. While it was nice on
Saturday, Mike worked most of the day. Sunday was cold and rainy and
Mike spent his time inside relaxing and working.
Here ends Mike's fifteenth week in Australia.