I have decided that from now on, I will go to sleep around 9:30PM and wake up around 4:30. It will have to be a bit later than 9:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays because of orchestra rehearsals, but at least in can be close. Then I can do math between 5:30 and 7:30. If 9:30 to 4:30 isn’t enough sleep, then I can easily extent that range without running a risk of being late to class or even being rushed to get to class on time. Anyway, there’s really nothing like doing math in the cold and the dark. I get to my classes before anyone else rather frequently, and I invariably turn off the lights and close the curtains. Of course, it all goes downhill when the next person enters the room, turns on the light, and asks me what I was doing in the dark. I will test this new sleep schedule for the first time today.
Conservative services are back at UCSB Hillel. This pleases me greatly, as I did not like the orthodox services very much.
Differential geometry continues to crawl along like a snail. I don’t see how we’re going to get close to finishing the textbook within two quarters at this rate. How many times does he have to tell us what a Riemann sum is and what the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is? This is supposed to be an upper-division class. It amazes me how much difference there is between an upper-division class and a graduate class. It should really be much harder. Ryavec told me it would be easy, but I didn’t believe him because he tells me lots of things will be easy, and I usually find them really hard.
Today, a boy in my music class and I had an interesting conversation.
He: Are you a performance major?
I: No. I’m a mathematics major.
He: Oh. So you must compose music.
I thought that was a very odd non-sequitur.