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Archive for December, 2007

our dinner plans foiled by the winter wonderland that is new england this evening, christina and i have stayed in and made sushi.  lucky for us, a terrific fish market is about 3 blocks from our apartment.  allegedly, japanese folks will call in orders all the way from albany and connecticut and then show up […]

2 things

1. i saw a remarkable overview talk today about the biodefense labs here at school.  it was given by one of the lab heads — a petite, middle-aged woman in a pretty skirt and wavy hair neatly pulled back in a ponytail. i think i described her to christina as looking like a gracefully aging […]

everybody wins

i tutor biology at the cambridge high school now. for the past semester, i’ve been waking up a little earlier twice a week and helping out a student with her homework and readings. i decided to this for all the usual reasons. feelings of guilt induced by the inherent selfishness of trying to build a […]

overhead today at mit

while walking past the brain and cognitive science building: dude #1: you’ve been looking sick lately. dude #2: yeah, i’ve got the flu or something — it’s no big deal. dude #1: isn’t the flu at least going to slow down how much work you get done? dude #2: shit, you’re right.  damn.