I finally managed to convince my fountain pen to work. So now I need to learn how to use it. I suppose the best way to learn how to use it just to use it a lot. I imagine a fountain pen will work better than a ballpoint pen in my notebooks since the paper in my notebooks is much thicker and coarser than usual.

How come I can’t solve trivial problems? It’s always annoying not being able to solve problems that look really easy.

I understood a little bit of the conference yesterday. Actually, I suppose that the only thing I understood at all was Timothy Redmond’s talk. But I also learned that professional mathematicians usually don’t understand that much at math conferences either, so maybe I’m not as much of a failure as I thought I was.

Ah yes. Starbucks is open at 9AM on Sunday mornings. Perhaps that means that I don’t need to be awake for six hours before eating anything on weekends. Somehow, I ate a lot of food yesterday, but I was still feeling very week from a lack of it.


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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5 Responses to

  1. I’ve never been to a Starbucks.

    • confuted says:

      Starbucks is not very good, in my experience. Overpriced with slow service and bad food. However, this does not mean anything about other coffee shops, or necessarily even other Starbucks.

  2. rippledance says:

    I like fountain pens. Though I only use them in letter-writing; ballpoint pens are less elegant but more convenient.

  3. mathfanatic says:

    Thick paper absorbs more ink, which not only means you’ll be replacing the ink for your pen more frequently, but also means your writing may get blurry when the ink spreads out in the paper.
    But that’s your choice.

    • Simon says:

      The pen certainly does seem to run out of ink quickly. I doubt this cartridge will last past Friday. I don’t find that my writing is blurry. In fact, the fountain pen ink seems to dry far more quickly than ball-point ink, but I have no idea why.

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