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April 11th, 2007
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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.

I have notes for posts on the Rocky community (I love every one of you, the community is thumping, the present now will later be past), and the China-and-India problem (they aren't the anti-answer, recognize our ability to divert disaster, the possibility of a golden age)... but I'll get those out when I can.

Current Music: I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels

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From:revolos55
Date:April 11th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
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As a party at ToMaliJesse's was winding up, and I was a bit too drunk to be as coherent as I'd like, we went outside in the rain and had a long conversation about interpersonal relationships and love and all sorts of things that were good and intersting to talk about. Well, it may have been less a conversation and more me venting all the thoughts I had bottled up in my head, but it was still helpful to have someone there who I could talk to.
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From:jrising
Date:April 12th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
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I remember that-- I was happy that you were willing to open up. I hope it was helpful.
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From:mals13
Date:April 11th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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when you hypnotized me. and well, that whole night. I always have a grand time at you parties :)
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From:jrising
Date:April 12th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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*swoon* Thank you!
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From:little_e_
Date:April 11th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I have trouble coming up with individual incidents as opposed to general impressions. My impression of you I think would best be summed 'continuity through change'. WHen we met, you were greasy and disgusting and never bathed. Then you discovered hygiene and dating. In between were lots of classes in which I bullshitted my way through material I may have read, conversations I don't remember, graduation, sleeping in ESG for a summer, wackiness, and conversations which bored my husband but I enjoyed.

Oh. And the time at Manray when Douglas hit on you and you got all confused. That was precious. :P
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From:jrising
Date:April 12th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I did too bathe... Thank you for that. I miss you and our conversations.
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From:little_e_
Date:April 13th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
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Then it wasn't terribly often. :P

I miss you, too. But don't move down here. DC sucks.
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From:infryq
Date:April 12th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
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I remember you getting a team of Olin students to replace our lowest SigSys quiz score with a philosophical experiment, Prisonner's Dilemma style, and nobody sold out.

I remember the week everybody in your CoCurricular avoided clocks; I give you credit for the following summer when I ran with the idea, waking to sunrise, sleeping at sunset, and arriving conveniently whenever.

I remember you finally arriving at Falling Leaves after battling with public transportation all afternoon, haggard but good company. And cooking a weird pie out of parmesan and mushrooms, and you leading an uproar when I attempted to throw out the leftover cheese rind. And some of the times you came to dance on Wednesdays. The SCA in pittsburgh isn't the same, and there aren't enough world-changing philosophers in the robotics department at CMU. You are missed.
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From:jrising
Date:April 12th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
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*swoon* This made my day! I have so many good memories from Olin-- I hope that CMU is treating you well. Going to Pennsic?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 14th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I feel compelled to answer this post =).

Close to the time when I first met you, the moment that is most impressed in my memory is of a late night in my room with another friend. I was mostly listening to the conversation, probably Rocky-related, when you made a very interesting pass at her due to something she had said at a Rocky after-party.

Second to that is the time you rehersed Trixie. Again, it was adorable ;).
From:cmlaskow
Date:April 18th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
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ISP at ESG :-)

How you and Amilio started it all...
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From:honeyartichoke
Date:April 19th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
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*waves*

i have some memories of you with the long hair and wearing that t-shirt with holes in it and jeans in the middle of winter walking to random... talking about some crazy philosophical thing i don't remember any more in the stairwell.. and playing d&d in the black hole lounge. guess this was a long time ago. it was nice to see you at Dave's new game. i'm still getting the hang of this lj thing, but i hope it helps with staying in touch.

Natasha
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From:jrising
Date:April 23rd, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
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It's great to see you on LJ! It can never be as good as keeping touch in person, but it's sure helped me keep up on my friends lives.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)

from Mel

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I'm a little late to the fold, but here goes. I also remember not wearing a watch for the philosophical experiments group. I haven't worn one since. I remember time-based grading and being introduced to the idea that engineering systems can describe much more than technology (human system dynamics). I remember lunches with Jon and Kathleen, and joining the ESP puzzle-solving group one winter.

I remember a long talk you and Gill had in his office about grading one afternoon that I sat in on with great interest. I wish you'd come back and shake up Olin again - we could use some Jimmy-fu around now, when we're revisiting the curriculum and the school's strategy.

Jimmy, drop me a line - you know my email, mel@students (it'll work for at least another month or two 'till they realize I'm graduating). I'll be in Cambridge this summer and would love to get together with you.
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