If you could have one type of food not count for you, what type of food would it be? By ‘count,’ I mean in terms of calories, nutrition, hunger, or anything but taste.
Last week, I interviewed a bunch of high school seniors for a very prestigious scholarship. About 50% will get it, which includes about $250,000 worth of funding. The other 50% will have to content themselves with going to Harvard.1
My friend Topher also interviewed these kids. While my questions were all about the candidates’ stated interests, Topher was trying to get them out of their comfort zone. He asked them all a variation of the following question:
If you could take back any idea/person/technology and make it available at an earlier point in history, what idea/person/technology would it be?
Let me know your answers. I’ll tell you mine below the fold.
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- … I hate it when people are more successful than me…[↩]
I’ve mentioned Super Friend Bash before, but now it’s really becoming a thing. This year is the fourth annual adventure and we’re having it in Hawaii. A few people have bought their tickets already, so it’s going to happen again this year.
If you’re free May 8-14 (or some subset of that time) and want to go to Hawaii, let me know. It promises to be awesome (yet again). You can find more information (including what Super Friend Bash is, who does it, and why) here.
Some resolutions for 2013:
- Get into shape, damn it. But like, a pretty bad ass shape.
- Finish two dissertation chapters.
- Apply for academic jobs.
- Not injure any more bones/ligaments/tendons/muscles/organs.
- Keep a list of alcoholic beverages consumed. For… posterity?