Life. Don't talk to me about life.
It's time to think about visions of the future. I need to get a job that's at least somewhat mathematical or utilizes the same sort of skills used in doing serious mathematics without getting into the part of mathematics I'm not particularly fond of. I would characterize the distasteful part as the sort of large-scale "world-building" that it takes to write a Ph.D. dissertation, which is the reason I did not go to a Ph.D. program. That also, by the way, is the reason I'm not interested in, say, programming of the sort where you create an entire operating system (as an extreme example). Or writing a novel. Perhaps I'm limiting myself a little here. I simply know that I don't have the patience right now for that sort of grand scope. So, how do I get there? Well, I'll figure that one out as I go along. Practical step toward this goal: taking some statistics course right now.
I was lifting last night. My back feels a lot better now. Squats were shaky. Deadlift was solid. No problems with grip whatsoever. On the last rep, I stood and held onto the bar for maybe 20 seconds. I think those grippers are really helping out. Weights were light compared to what was done a couple weeks ago because I haven't trained in two weeks. Should come back quickly. I then went home, ate dinner, did some cardio.
I still have not decided what to read.