Non-physics Stuff

Non-physics Stuff: A collection of things to do, read, watch,…


  • Hiking is a big thing in Seattle. I especially recommend the Olympic Peninsula.
  • I go running around Greenlake in the mornings. If you are taking a walk around the lake, I suggest you stop by Chocolati to get a nice hot chocolate.
  • Biking on the Burke-Gilman trail is really fun. It goes along the water, and takes you to parks, breweries and beaches.
  • There is trivia at Norm’s, a dog friendly bar, every Thursday at 8pm.


  • Feedly is an RSS feed reader. I started using it after Google reader died. I will never forgive Google for that.
  • The Dish is a news blog I follow regularly.
  • Seattle Public Library has e-books you can borrow to read on your Kindle (if you are a Seattle resident). It is pretty awesome. I suggest the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
  • Sarah Keller, a UW professor, makes everyone in her lab read Women Don’t Ask and Ask For It. They are about learning how to negotiate, especially for women who negotiate a lot less than men. If you feel like you don’t know when/how to negotiate, read these books even if you are not of the female persuasion.
  • Mathbabe: A math, data science, politics, economics, etc blog. The posts, especially Ask Aunt Pythia Everything parts, are sometimes not suitable for work.
  • Dinosaur Comics is a nerdy comics page.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is another nerdy comics page.
  • My friend Alex’s blog Serbo-Croat is a good read with on words.