July 10th, 2002

Brian and Anne

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Got up early today and putzed around the office, filing things and unpacking boxes. I unpacked a box of files and notebooks from Grinnell that hasn't been unpacked since I moved to Chicago. I was surprized to note that many of my classes at grinnell covered more material and required thicker notebooks than my Waterloo classes. I shouldn't have been surprized, I guess - I know Grinnell is a better school - but my time at Waterloo was just so much more stressful than my time at Grinnell was, that it still surprises me at some level.

Last night we had dinner over at Tammy and Eric's and Tammy and I went over the Confusion budget while Eric and Bill did some gaming. It sounds so much more dignified to say they did some gaming than to say they played some games, which was the first way I thought to say it. I can see why someone made up the term gaming way back when.
Brian and Anne

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It seems my days go in waves. I had a really productive wave early this morning and then as Bill got in the shower and left I went down for a nap. After that I had another productive wave, nearly finished putting our paperback SF on the shelf unit in the bedroom and put other fiction around to other upstairs shelves. I emptied five boxes today. I'm almost out of space on the paperback unit and I still have another box of books - the As and Bs, I think.

Then a slow wave around lunch, watched Alladin and did some bills. Now back on a rising crest.

It's interesting to go back through school papers. I found a poem I wrote among my Epistomology of Systems Thinking referencesCollapse )
Brian and Anne

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Since I'm not reading Sinfest so regularly right now, I decided to change my default picture. This is from a picture my dad took of me, writing in the back yard at 823 Pomona, mom and dad's previous house in Ann Arbor. You can't tell it from this clip but I am of course barefoot.