Archive for March, 2006


Thursday, March 30th, 2006

March 30 – April 2 Death Valley is one of the coolest places on earth. I love it. Maybe I love it to death. Sorry. I’m going there on the “DVX” (Death Valley eXtreme!) reunion trip — a repeat of what we did for Cesar Chavez weekend last year. Bryant hubristically names it DVX III […]

Hella Math

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

This weekend was fun. On Saturday I got up at 6am to go to LA (conference at Occidental) and give a talk on the Electoral College (based on my thesis, yeah I give that talk a lot). It went well because I gave the exact same talk in my Math Forum class on Monday, and […]

Saturday of Math

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

March 25 Have I mentioned that I’m a math major? So the 25th is simultaneously the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Math Conference from 8-4, where I’ll be giving a talk and presenting work (same ol’ same ol’ Electoral College stuff), and the date for the Pomona Math Department retreat to Halona. So I’ll be leaving Oxy […]

Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

I had a spring break. It was cool. I caught up on all that stuff I’d meant to do last fall. Except my statistics course. Still working on that one. I also snowboarded Mount Baldy and it was great. Accidentally when down a rocky cliffish thing but only my snowboard got hurt (poor boardy). Next […]


Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

I’m constantly amazed by all the numbers our government has. Inspired by an example in my stats book (which I finally started! before getting side-tracked…) I decided to look up leading causes of death in the US. People always lament that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people. And it […]

Interlude 2

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Check out what you can do when you’re not doing homework! (And check out what a dork I can be!) Just find a good pangram and fiddle around. I think the closest shape to a U (besides the U) is an upside-down question mark. What do you think? Sixty liquor jugs is a lot. I’m […]

Spring Break!

Friday, March 10th, 2006

March 10 – 19 The epic Baja adventure has been postponed again. For spring break I’m catching up on my non-Pomona work. I’m also meeting my boy Garrett from Portland who’s climbing at Red Rocks for a couple days, probably Thurs-Saturday with a possible Vegas stop. If you’re around campus and want to mountain bike, […]

Always June

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Pile into Pomona’s “Alumni Van” and drive to June Mountain. Exhaust yourself snowboarding. Drive back to school. Sound familiar? Last weekend I and one of the kids from the last June trip co-led another ski trip to June Mountain. It was even better than the last, and we stayed 2 days. Here’s some highlights: 7 […]