Monthly Archives: August 2007

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

  As far as the teaching went, yesterday was better than expected.  I was adjusting to the new semester, and so were most of the students.  It was annoying to see a few students wander into the room for the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Doubtfire

  I wore my Beatles White Album T-shirt to work yesterday, but nobody seemed to notice.  Nobody commented.  I thought it was one of the best shirts that I own, and I hardly ever wear white or light clothes ever.  … Continue reading

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Airplane!

Tuesday’s teaching was deeply tiring, as I had to deal with two problems I did not like at all.  First was the student who is constantly attempting to work the system, who is not trying to get any kind of … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa

  Having to teach these classes is really cramping my style and keeping me from doing what I really want to do in life, namely go to A’s games, watch movies, and buy CDs.  I’m going to have to miss … Continue reading

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Hooper

  It seemed that some interesting people had been checking out my blog entries in recent weeks.  I hoped they were finding some things they liked in my careless and quick writing. On Sunday afternoon, I fell asleep and thus … Continue reading

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Continental Divide

  It wasn’t an incredibly productive Saturday, as I didn’t write up any lecture notes or solve any combinatorics problems.  I had annoying problems with Word files and sent no e-mails to anyone. I watched the weekend’s edition of Ebert … Continue reading

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Zodiac

Thinking and talking about math all day on Thursday left me dead tired on Friday.  I dragged myself off to work in the morning.  One person asked me if I was going to buy a new guitar.  I told him … Continue reading

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Bowfinger

My first day of classes started on a bad note when I discovered that my morning class had been switched to another room, without my knowledge, of course.  Not only did my students wander around wondering where I was, but … Continue reading

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Otto e Mezzo

  My Wednesday at work was productive, but I felt awfully tired afterwards.  There was a very early morning A’s game on the radio, because they were in Toronto.  I didn’t feel like listening to baseball at such an early … Continue reading

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An Angel at My Table

  I went to the faculty orientation meeting yesterday.  I stood in line for a few minutes to get a lunch of a sandwich, a bag of nacho-flavored potato chips, and a bottle of lemonade.  There was nowhere to sit, … Continue reading

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