I have managed to find a fair number of things to do this quarter, but I still find myself being bored way too much. Some of this comes from my inability to read math books for a long time, I think. After I read a section or two, I feel exhausted and have to take a break before coming back to it. That by itself wouldn’t be so bad, but the things I do “for fun” are structured in such a way that they take substantial chunks of time usually. For example, it doesn’t really seem worth it to try to convince my computer to work if I’m only going to use it for three minutes. And when I listen to music, I want to listen to a full recording or a couple sonatas or something at least. As a result, I spend way too much time idling and playing solitaire or doing something useless like that.
I’m trying to think of things to do for the summer. My chances of being able to teach a class on Fourier analysis seem to have risen substantially this week, as I managed to convince one more person (I think). (If anyone reading this is going to be in the Bay Area over the summer and is interested in the idea of learning Fourier analysis, please let me know!) If there is interest in classes for me to teach in other fields, especially analysis, I’d probably be interested in that as well. I just want to get a bit of experience teaching, as well as an opportunity to learn the stuff really well. (There’s no better way to learn something than to teach it, after all.) If anyone has any suggestions for what to do with the rest of the summer, I would be glad to hear them.