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*scratch* [Mar. 10th, 2007|08:33 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
  • In January, my boss asked me to write a craigslist ad for a programmer. Not only were the two best responses people I already knew, but they also knew each other, and one of them was a guy whose band I played a basement show with last year.
  • Maybe adulthood isn't when you start to understand things; maybe it's just when you come to realize and accept that nobody understands things, and that we've all just got to puzzle them out as best we can.
  • I let the March-first PSU deadline drift by. It just didn't sound good. Why, oh, why can't Portland have a better computer science program?
  • I've been training for marathons since before there was a Google Maps API. I have no idea how I managed to do that.
  • What is it called when you're bad at telling the difference between things that are isomorphic? In other news, I think I'm knitting this scarf backwards.
  • "Deep green hills/whose shoulders fade/into the gray/tall wet grass/whose flesh makes fools/of grazing sheep/whose fleecing makes/a fool of me." This review isn't that well-written, but the reviewer really nails it when he likens the songs to hymns. If I were still in school, I'd love to write an analysis of this song. That third on the bottom just kills me, every time. "Tetrapod" gets me the same way.
  • Owning about five presentable items of clothing makes packing for business trips a much simpler problem. I just pack all of them.
  • I've gained a lot of muscle. I've lost a lot of fat. All you guys at school who thought, "Lindsey Kuper is fun and creative and intelligent and all, but she's just not quite smokin' hot enough for me," my number is 1-800-HAHAHAH-SUCKERS.
  • Stash Holiday Chai. I used to think that the only way to get this tea was to buy Stash's Chai Sampler, in which it was one of five varieties. I was buying the sampler just so I could have this amazing tea which smells like hot spiced cider and eggnog. But now I've discovered that I can buy Holiday Chai by itself from their website. In quantity. Oh yes.
  • It's been a while, but I stand by my "clay model of a car" analogy. Does the clay model tell you anything about what it's like to sit in the car, drive the car, use the car every day? No, not really. But will the car still be better if you have the clay model to go from before you start building it? I think it will.
  • rock miniaturism.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-11 06:12 am (UTC)
> What is it called when you're bad at telling the difference between
> things that are isomorphic?

"Being a mathematician."

(a.k.a.: "so long as they're isomorphic, who /cares/ if you can tell the difference between them?")
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-11 07:45 am (UTC)
Two things that were totally isomorphic would have no differences, wouldn't they?

But most things have some symmetry broken, right?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-03-11 10:56 am (UTC)
Define "different".
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-11 08:41 pm (UTC)
There are two different differents.

One is the essential, the other existential.

The first is defined by symmetry

The other defined by identity

Two objects could be the same in each respect

Totally symmetrical, without defect

But they would still not be the same

Because, it is quite plain

They could not occupy the same place in space
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-12 05:54 am (UTC)
That made less sense and was less pretty than my poem!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-03-11 10:56 am (UTC)
"Being a mathematician."

That's a great compliment. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-11 07:47 am (UTC)
I've always thought you were pretty. I would never say something as crude as "smoking hot", but I've always thought so. More or less. I mean, this is just a detached viewpoint, too.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-03-11 10:53 am (UTC)
Well, where "always" means "since February 5, 2006 at the earliest", because that's when you would have first met me. Probably.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-11 08:13 pm (UTC)
Would it be a good or bad thing if I went out and met young, shy, intelligent undergraduate students while they were still only potentially beautiful?

Kind of like I met Sophia when I thought she was an ugly boy?
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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2007-03-11 08:55 am (UTC)
Psst. Sorry about the late notice, but I only just decided to have it at all: traditional going-away brunch, noon tomorrow, Fong Chong's.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-03-11 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry I couldn't go.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2007-03-11 03:04 pm (UTC)
I heard that people were running marathons before Google.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-03-11 08:11 pm (UTC)
Next you will be telling me that people were using the internet before Windows 95.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-03-11 08:41 pm (UTC)
love you.
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