June 4th, 2003

beartato phd

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Had another longish discussion with norm last night. Need to keep repeating to myself, as cliche as the thought sounds, that communication is better than no communication and avoidance and stuff. Just being cliche doesn't seem to make it sink in any easier. So I think we both know better where we stand now.

Read a little of Kiel akvo de'l Rivero over break. Nice to feel skills I hadn't been exercising so vigorously are still kicking there. Mi konstatis, tamen, ke la tempo venas rezigni la esperon pri nur iuj temoj, kaj ne aliaj, kaj ke tre gravas scii kiuj estas tiuj prirezignendaj. Mi nepre devas trovi la forton akcepti ke tiu antauxmenciita amikrilato ne kreskante pluvivos, ne plumovos ien ajn. Fido simple ne trovigxas ckirkaux ni. Niaj pensmanieroj simple ne konkordas suficxe. Mi cxesu malsxpari la klopodan energion. Mi lernis gravan lecionon de li, tamen, kaj de liaj komentoj pri la amikina de li: ne eblas ke mi sxatas cxiujn, samkiel ne eblas ke cxiuj amas sxin, malgraux sxiaj deziroj kaj klopodoj.
beartato phd

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Awesome. Even though I forgot to reserve until the day of, there's still a racquetball court open at 16:00.

The notion of strict occurrences (rigid occurrence applied to a spine of distinct bound variables) has, at last, come very close to burning itself so deeply into my brain that I simply think of it as a primitive concept. Quite useful, that.
beartato phd

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Ah, Racquetball. Four losses 15-4, 15-6, 15-2, 15-11. Great workout. My eleventh point in the fourth game was especially fun, involving racing all around the court, both of us making all sorts of improbable shots. Ate some pizza for dinner. Very tired now. Norm started watching "six degrees of separation". I couldn't believe any of the characters or dialogue.

Earler: advisor meeting went okay. I am still sort of dizzily confused about things. Oh well.

Finished French section in "Romance Languages". On to... Occitan? Yeesh.