## Orchestra

Somehow I ended up as first cello in orchestra! I’m not quite sure how that happened considering how badly I did in the sight-reading, but I won’t complain. Some people haven’t auditioned yet, but at least it’s a good start.

Hi. I'm Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo. I'm a mathematics postdoc at Dartmouth College. I'm also a musician; I play piano and cello, and I also sometimes compose music and study musicology. I also like to play chess and write calligraphy. This blog is a catalogue of some of my thoughts. I write them down so that I understand them better. But sometimes other people find them interesting as well, so I happily share them with my small corner of the world.
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### 10 Responses to Orchestra

1. z9r4c3 says:

*claps* Yay!

• Simon says:

Wow. You didn’t use *patpat*. You are learning, it seems…

2. intrepia says:

Congrats!

3. blenrock says:

oh wow, that’s great! go you! congrats! =)

4. nightsword04 says:

Congratulations! 🙂

5. mathfanatic says:

Wow, nice job! Congrats – or to use my new favorite expression, sweet beans and cornpone!
P.S. I just realized something. Your icon is a triangle…
So Simon = triangle
and since God is a triangle, triangle = God
Therefore, by substitution, Simon = God
(alternately, you could say that Simon – God = 0, which would mean that without God, Simon would be nothing, but let’s ignore that case for a little while. And of course I have to note that without Simon, God would be nothing. Anyway…)

• Simon says:

The flaw in that argument is that Simon\$\not=\$triangle.

• mathfanatic says:

Well, Simon is represented by a triangle, therefore he is represented by God. Unless the substitution property isn’t necessarily true for the “respresented” relation…but no, it would have to be. Nonetheless, you are respresented by a smiling triangle, or a smiling God, hence God smiles upon all of us. Maybe.
I wonder how I got started on this. Oh yes, it was after I saw some wise joker put the “girls = evil” proof on the board of the math classroom today.

6. rippledance says:

=) Congrats.

7. congrats simon! yaya!