Thursday, September 26, 2002

Another quick note before I go to bed. When teaching mathematics to hormonal teenagers, never draw some red circles and white circles on the board, then state "I've got three colored balls . . . "

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

When I was thirty and in Uzbekistan, I couldn't imagine making twenty thousand. When I was twenty, I couldn't imagine going to bed before ten. When I was ten, I couldn't imagine that I'd be alive past thirty. When I was zero, I was swimming around in amniotic fluid.

My birthday is looming, and the womb sounds mighty comfortable. I'm going to bed at 9:59.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Two things before I go to work. 1) I love the new Life Cafe down the street from my loft. They have good coffee. 2) Researchers should come to my school, as I think my students could be the best form of birth control in the world.