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Me Baby, Me

It occurs to me that all the things I say (to other people, not to you, dear journal) fall into one of four categories:

1. Mathematics and/or Physics and/or Philosophy 2. Impeccably timed inside jokes 3. Scathing witticisms directed at people I love 4. Social banalities

I’m doing a frequency count; the ratio doesn’t look […]


I had my first root canal on Monday. It went all right, as far as elective surgery is concerned. My tooth was a little sore for about 24 hours before it exploded in the most inconceivable mind-wrenching pain I’ve ever experienced. I won’t waste electrons by bitching to you en masse. Suffice it to say […]

Ya’ll Come Back Now, Hear?

Well, I think I’ve waxed sufficiently philosophic for now.

I’ve been in Oak Ridge for almost two weeks now, long enough to have formed some impressions but not long enough to have them bitch-slapped out of my head by the cold, hard hand of reality.

Impression the First: When I visited New Orleans, I was […]

New Beginnings

I’m pretty sure that beginnings always have to be new, but this is far from the worst logical contradiction (although “logical contradiction” is a pretty damn good one too) you’ll see today.

Given that you are the sort of person who is inclined to read my blog, you’re probably 1) upset, 2) curious, or 3) […]


I got bored enough at one point today that I started reading people’s away messages and so had conversations with a few people I hadn’t talked to in months.

I don’t really know how to describe what I’m feeling right now. Boredom, to be sure, but I have plenty of studying I could be doing. […]


I’ve been spending less and less time on the computer lately and it’s starting to show in my typing. I’m going to start writing again, either picking up Sunbeam where I left off or starting something new. I’m kind of playing with the idea of a fictional autobiography, which means I either have to come […]

Get Down with the Sickness

I’m sick.

As I was lying in bed delirious with fever it occurred to me that maybe there are still people wanting to read this, so I might as well say something.

Anyway, Yuri called a few minutes ago and we reminisced about high school. It got me thinking about how many parts of our […]

Another Day, Another A

Midterms are upon us. Or upon me anyway. Professors at Purdue can have them whenever they like so midterm “week” lasts from three or four weeks into the semester until finals start. It’s one of the less annoying things about this place. Oh well, at least the snow has melted.

My first Linear Algebra midterm […]

The Blog Has Landed

The contents of my previous journal.