And as soon as I sat down to type this up, the correct phone number, 835 2372 popped into my head, which is interesting, because it is just a not-quite permutative jumble of ...83279 50288..., showing my brain was sort of vaguely on the right track.
Man, I tell ya. Math is cool, but numbers are not cool. Hence math is not about numbers.
During the day I poked at my typechecker code some, ran into thebenedictine at Hillman, sporting an interesting biography of de Beauvoir, where I for my part was reading "Why Literature Is Bad For You" which I had heard of through a Ask Metafilter question about desert-island book reading lists, which in turn appeared on del.icio.us/popular a while ago. I already agree totally with the MeFi poster that the book is "ultimately [...] wrongheaded", and if anything that's an understatement, but a "fairly rewarding mental exercise to identify and take apart what I didn't like about it".