|I have no recollection of this event. Can someone clue me in?|
I have no recollection of this event either. I suspect that
the usual suspects were there.
||Baby as Cucumber
Baby Kitty is bigger than life. Here is a picture of her looking like
a big shoe box with a head. Stingo makes fun of her on his blog,
comparing her to a sea cucumber and making quite a convincing argument.
Evidently Eric Satie's
piano work entitled "Embryons desechees" contains the text:
The Holothurian crawls across boulders and rocky surfaces.
This sea-animal purrs like a cat; also, it produces
disgusting silky threads. Light appears to have an
incommodating effect on it.
||Zach as Monkey
Zachy is growing up by leaps and bounds. He has taken
to running around and pointing at the stove and muttering "Danger".
He also points and the garbage and says "Dirty". His favorite
food is pu-tao. He recognizes me as buo-buo.
|| Reunion XX
My twentieth high school reunion was held in some restaurant in
Beverly Hills. As with the tenth reunion, I went with Hong-Ha,
but did not have my ear pierced this time. Josh Gitelson's hair
was shaved. Patrick claimed that he was never competitive. Esther
is the mother of two. Tami and Michelle had buns in the oven.
Rachel looks awesome. I find out that John Turkel is in a wheelchair.
Stefanie is a social worker. All the married women are stay-at-home
moms. Peyman is voted hottest member of the class of 1987. Brent looks
great. I am fat.
Another Banff conference occurs. The topic was some complicated
thing like stratified spaces of K-homology or some such thing. Shmuel
wanted to explore his more daredevilish side and take a helicopter
ride. Here he is deplaning. DJ accompanies me on this trip. He sees
elk. I saw a prarie dog.
Perdito, that mysterious lizard that we had found in the back
seat of a rental car, went to lizard heaven. DJ didn't know what
to do with the corpse, so he put it in the freezer. A year later,
he is still there. Richard is afraid of it. We talk about burying
him in Elena's garden but it hasn't happened yet.
Sealing and I bought a rubber raft. Then two of the came in the
mail. After considerable discussion about whether to return the
second, I was voted down and both were retained. Here we are on
Lake Waban. Julie was very happy. On more than one occasion
the wind was so heavy that we couldn't row back to the dock.
We had to moor and hike back to the car. We are lame.
Pride 2007 took place and some of the squaredancers were out
to do mini-demonstrations. I must admit that I couldn't hear
anything through the loudspeaker, so I kept messing up. We didn't
get any new members, presumably because of me.
Ismar and I taught a summer intensive course to five students
bound for graduate studies: Jennifer Koonz, Jennifer Losaw, Aviva
Halani and Sonja Mitchell. The boy on the left is Jon Cass, a student
at Olin who bummed along for the ride. We were drill seargents.
The students got up at 7:00 in the morning to work on math. We
were cruel, only to be kind.
|| Fencing Disaster||
This year's Team Pomme de Terre didn't quite go that well. Bob Patterson
formed a team with me and Peter Paulousky. He called it the Penta
Geezers. OK doom us from the start, will you? I think that we
came in DFL. And I didn't even get a t-shirt.
||DJ Gets Job!||
Well, miracles do happen. DJ gets a job at the Berklee School
of Music in their Liberal Arts department. After ten years of
searching and searching, we got him dressed up in a beautiful
suit from Bloomingdale's and Matt Harris's tie (Julie and Sealing
want to burn all of my ties) and he went off and strutted his
stuff. Yay DJ!
DJ loves Easter because he gets to dress up in his funny suit
and wear his boater. And he disappears for the week before to
attend church services for Maundy Wednesday and Holy Thursday
and Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
Richard Shultz decides to throw a huge party and invite tons of
people to Passover. DJ officiates. I teach everyone the song
Day-dayenu. I was no longer the youngest person in the room so
I was not able to look for the maztoh.
Here we are with funny costumes.
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