11 Apr 2001, 2:43 a.m.

And did you always do what Mama said?

So when was the first time your parents lied, and you knew they are lying? --I asked my class on Friday. Perhaps the best response: "Once, my parents told me to get in the car …

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09 Apr 2001, 3:31 a.m.

And when I die I expect to find Him laughing

"I missed the lecture on sleep learning." "You mean you slept through it." "Well, yeah." "You know, there's some irony in that." -heard in the Open Computing Facility As Depeche Mode said,I don't want to …

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04 Apr 2001, 2:21 a.m.

Take that, economists!

Me, yesterday, during Political Science 171 lecture: "If I never hear the term 'Pareto equilibrium' again it'll be too soon." Prof. Bruce Cain, during the same lecture: "Don't make fun of economists, now, they make …

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03 Apr 2001, 12:37 p.m.

Cats and Advogato and freedom

Urban astronomy, feline friendships (or tentative steps towards them), and Lodi. I got new shoes. They're pretty much exactly like my old ones, except that they don't have any holes in them, and they're tight …

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02 Apr 2001, 12:09 p.m.

Space, time, and "take my wife ... please!"

Today: Seth's diary, Einstein's Dreams, and free professional comedy! Seth's diary yesterday contained a hilarious commentary on our historical shortsightedness, titled "California history." I recommend it highly. Last night I read Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams …

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31 Mar 2001, 3:56 a.m.

More morosity, & some hope

I've no anchor, and no mainsail. Women's work is never done. Maybe if I weren't so fearful-- maybe I could have more fun. "Time is out of joint"? -- no, the place. Sometimes I feel …

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30 Mar 2001, 11:27 a.m.

Where does the track end? Can I stumble without falling?

Saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Comb today, as my sister and my cousin call it. It was pretty disorienting to come out from that movie into a bright, bustling cineplex lobby. There should really be a …

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29 Mar 2001, 2:32 a.m.

President Barlet, and April Fool's Day

Today, my mother and I spoke about "The West Wing" and nuclear power. Ergo, today's poll. Today, I think I'm seeing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon again. Do people actually pull elaborate April Fool's pranks anymore? …

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28 Mar 2001, 5:07 a.m.

Live, from Spring Break, Brain wanes

In which the writer contemplates with horror her popular cultural literacy, resolves to rejoin the elite, and spews her first thoughts upon finishing the Beggars trilogy by Nancy Kress. I've been having rather disturbing dreams …

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27 Mar 2001, 11:55 a.m.

Kress & speciation

Argh. Here I am, trying to soak up enough DMV information to please them, and sneaking away to read Nancy Kress's Beggars Trilogy ten or twenty pages at a time, and now I've been trying …

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