Life as Usual, I Suppose


Every ten seconds or so, the fax machine beeps. Every few minutes, the telephone rings. I try to ignore both of them, but they just make such noises. I should find myself a dark and quiet room and do some math or something at least. But I’m probably too lazy to do that. UCSB wants me to give them $78.53 on Monday, but the probability that I’ll make it over to the administration building on a Monday during their hours is less than epsilon. Of course, my mother refuses to send them a check, and all my checks are in Santa Barbara because I never use checks except to pay my university bills, and I was expecting that they’d give us two weeks as usual. The deadline for signing up for Passover meals at Hillel was yesterday, and of course my mother said she would call them and didn’t. I had better get out of this room before I tear the fax machine into hundreds of pieces.

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About Simon

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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One Response to Life as Usual, I Suppose

  1. confuted says:

    Unplug the phone line…

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