- Finished Calculus III grading, assigned grades, and submitted them. The most satisfying part was distributing a stack of papers that was around six inches tall to student mailboxes. Although it's tedious, I like putting graded assignments in student's boxes; it gives me a satisfying sense of closure.
- I got snow tires late yesterday afternoon -- an errand I had been meaning to do for quite some time. Since I have a front-wheel drive corolla now instead of an all-wheel-drive subaru, I wanted the extra traction that a good pair of snow tires would give me.
- Did some programming last night. Cleaned up some existing code an implemented one small new function. Nothing too exciting, but nice to have made some progress.
- Listened last night to the CD "John Adams: American Elegies". It's a CD of John Adams conducting elegiac twentieth century classical music. Charles Ives' "Five Songs," Ingram Marshall's "Fog Tropes" and John Adams' "Eros Piano" are the selections I like the most. "Fog Tropes" is pretty amazing -- I always think of Ft. Bragg, California when I listen to it. An interesting discussion of the piece, along with an mp3, can be found here.
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