Geeky Birthdays

It was my friend D’s birthday yesterday.
A pi?ata was involved.
However, the kite string that we originally intended to suspend the pi?ata with proved to be insufficiently strong and kept snapping under the weight of all the tasty candy…so we used a Cat5 ethernet cable instead.
You know you’re in the presence of geeks when nobody found the utterance, “Crap! The string broke again! Does anyone have any ethernet cable?” unusual. I suppose that’s the case when a bunch of physicists, astronomers, and computer engineers get together.