Monday, August 16, 2004

A Surprise Visit

Saliba came by town at the end of this week. He was visiting for John and Lael's wedding (which is one of like five weddings of people I know in a four monthe period), and he stayed in Lexi and Andrew's place since the space wasn't being used. It was so good to catch up with him. Find out how the second half of his time in Camaroon went (and got to hear a bunch of good stories).

I also learned that he's looking to become an actuarial. And we talked about a lot of stuff that I haven't really though about since 'tech (like linear algebra and such. It's amazing how little of the general theory you use on a day-to-day basis). It makes me realize how much narrower my mental focus has become in the last few years and I realize that there are certain mental exercises that I just don't think I'll ever do on my own. But, then again, I thought similar things about physical exercises up until a few months ago. We'll have to see what happens.

But anyway, it was great to have him in town to hang out with, and he'll be back in a week or so to help his sister move back to Berkeley, so we'll get another chance to drink some whiskey before he goes back to the east coast.

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