Thursday, September 23 & Friday, September 24

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: September 23-24

One of the unique aspects of the Stadium Dorm was that it was mostly student run, with a small administrative, janitorial and kitchen staff to oversee student worker, who got discounted housing in exchange for their work. My first shift under this program was in the cafeteria, at 7am. I expected to be working the line in the cafeteria, but instead the chef put me on prep for lunch. I put toppings on large pizzas for two hours. Not a bad way to wake up.

Had the other half of my math class (lecture vs. recitation) and my fourth class, honors Greek Philosphy, today. I met a couple cool people in my philosophy class, which itself was a breeze. The professor was good at interspersing his lecture with humor, and got the class discussing the philosophical topics pretty well.

I told you my Faust class was my favorite -- I realized how awesome it was on the second day. The diagram here is something that came up on a tangent in class -- the Magic Square, in which the numbers 1 through 16 are arranged so they add up to 34 in any direction, including the diagonals. It didn't have anything to do with what we were discussing, other than that it was an example of how math was seen as something somewhat magical in the Middle Ages, when Christopher Marlowe wrote Doctor Faustus.

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