Daughter bought some of these for her friends. Those are real (dead, cooked) scorpions inside each lolly. Would make a great trick or treat wouldn’t they?
We left Dallas today to head back home. Had a great time here, combining work and a bit of holiday, and lots of sports.
We’ve eaten out every night on this trip. George Siemens has been an amazing host driving us around everywhere (you can’t get [i]anywhere[/i] in Arlington without a car). Here my daughter, George and Dragan Gasevic enjoy a meal. I think my daughter has particularly enjoyed all the MOOC conversations.
Went to see the Dallas Stars play the St Louis Blues tonight in the NHL. Their arena is slightly more impressive than the Big Blue Tent the Cardiff Devils play in. It ended 3-3 and Dallas lost in overtime. The same happened to the Cowboys last night, we may be a bad luck charm.
Daughter and I went to see the Dallas Cowboys play Washington Redskins tonight. The Cowboys stadium is enormous, seats nearly 90,000. It is probably the most American thing you can do – cheerleaders, fireworks, national anthem, hotdogs, people shouting ALL THE TIME. Mind you the sport part rather ends up being irrelevant.
Went for a walk in brain boiling heat. Didn’t see anyone, no-one walks here. It is the largest US metropolis without public transport. This is Arlington theatre.
Daughter and I flew to Dallas today. I’m working with George Siemens for a few days. We are also taking in a Dallas Stars hockey game and a Dallas Cowboys football game. Expect sports related blips. This was our first sight of land on the 10 hour flight.
This is the agreed cover for my new book “The Battle for Open”. Published under an open access licence (obviously!) soon by Ubiquity press. I had the choice of two covers and put it to a group in the OU library, they chose this one.
Pip wanted to try out this selfie thing
Autumn gives you at least 5 thought-free blips a year. Hoorah for autumn