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Print Story I played a truly terrible game of chess last night.
By gzt (Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 10:38:07 AM EST) gzt, angry dome, pipa, sopa, projects, chess, skat, schnapsen (all tags)
I took an existing calendar and altered it to fit my whims. I don't feel like working much today. I have class until 8:30.

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Print Story O quam cito transit gloria mundi
By gzt (Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 12:51:16 PM EST) gzt, calendar, fringe, chess, burrito al pastor, work (all tags)
Have chess today against $UNIVERSITY on the northside. It's a bit of a trek, but I'm most worried about getting back. I'll see if the wifing unit can pick me up after, I might have to give a ride to some others on the way back, too.

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Print Story Considering stuff and things.
Wizards and Hobbits
By gzt (Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:25:16 PM EST) gzt, phone interview, grad school, moneys, chess (all tags)
All right, so I finally, after several years of knowing about it, sent something off to the State of $CORN_STATE to get them to send me an old "last paycheck" I neglected to pick up one summer. It's a couple hundred dollars. Every little bit helps.

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Print Story Rule of three, seen on internet.
By gzt (Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 03:30:13 PM EST) gzt, chess, zoidberg (all tags)
"Perhaps God let Hitchens and Havel pick the third." Which is a terrible sentiment.

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Print Story I am an orthonormal eigenbasis.
By gzt (Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 02:05:50 PM EST) gzt, ants, chess, mail, tao, measure theory, zoidberg (all tags)
End-of-year oblom is setting in. Need more moneys, too.

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Print Story The generic 3.99 wine is pretty alright
By gzt (Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 10:42:34 PM EST) gzt, toodles, enough for tonight, chess, desprez, gre, cheap wine, cheap win, gilbert, sullivan (all tags)
from both Walgreens (right by my house) and CVS (right by my office), and at both it's on sale for 2.99 right now.

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Print Story News flash: I am a pirate king.
By gzt (Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 04:33:16 PM EST) gzt, chess, grad school, lipschitz, pirate king (all tags)
And it is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate king.

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Print Story NEWS FLASH: "al pastor" is the one true taco.
By gzt (Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 12:48:52 PM EST) gzt, chess, tired, sinus, car, stuff, things (all tags)
I know in previous diaries I had a discussion about beefy tacos and all, but I am here to inform all of you that "al pastor" is the one true taco.

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Print Story In which I get blood taken out of me.
By gzt (Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 03:29:24 PM EST) gzt, still sick, chess, maths, galois (all tags)
So I have an appointment with the liver specialist next week and they need to take blood out of me now. Three months ago, my liver enzymes were normal, and if they're normal again, we'll just call it good and forget the whole thing. If they aren't, the liver specialist will devise cruel and arcane tortures for me.

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Print Story Even after reading the lists of demands floating around...
By gzt (Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 11:53:59 AM EST) gzt, test, chess, getting stuff done, bilbo, occupy wall street (all tags)
...I'm still not quite sure what the Occupy Wall Street people are hoping to accomplish. All I know is that they're sans culottes. Still, I support the idea that something isn't going right, something should be done, and nothing has been done. Stiglitz is right that Wall Street has found a way to "socialize losses and privatize" gain, and that's just wrong.

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