Went to the carnegie science center with breen and sal and adam. I was afraid for a bit it was going to be another instance of oh-I-am-going-along-with-other-people's-plans and it wouldn't really be tat interesting, but I was totally wrong. They've added a bunch of stuff since I was last there was was fun to play with, and it was fun just hanging out with people. I am really just not the kind of person that sings goofy songs in the car, though. I left a dorky message on the "please give us your feedback!" card requesting they add relays to the electronics table (which had only push-button switches, lights, buzzers, and spinny doohickeys --- impossible to make any logic at all!) because that would be so awesome. I remember when I was little we went to this one science museum in Milwaukee and the had a relay or two that you could hook up in weird ways with the nice hermetically-sealed plastic around everything and the little sockets and alligator clips and all. I made a flip-flop. It was TOTALLY AWESOME. I must have sat there for five minutes setting and resetting it, I was so happy.
A word of advice, however: do NOT buy the hot dogs at the concession stand there, they taste like shoe leather. Or at least I imagine that shoe leather should taste at least as good as them. Even without ketchup. Yecch.