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Greetings! My name is Sam J and I am a student at Harvard University. Perhaps this blog will present a little look into the mundane yet unique events that make up my life.
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:: Thursday, September 22, 2005 ::

Today, I went to have tea at Lowell House. It was great just like always, with aromatic chai tea, fresh fruits, little sandwiches with the crust cut off, and sweet treats like cookies, fudge, and bread pudding.

Today is the autumnal equinox, so my friends and I got a raw egg from the dining hall and got it to balance on the table at the exact moment that the north and south poles are equidistant from the sun. One can get an egg to balance at the equinox in the spring and in the fall because of physics; it doesn't really happen any other time of the year. It was really cool to see. I joked that it seemed that our experiencing this happening at this exact moment of the year and only at that exact moment of the year (well, besides the spring equinox) would cause us to be sucked into an alternate universe. (UPDATE: Or not... apparently eggs can balance any other time of the year and it has nothing to do with physics... Thanks for the link, Alex!)

Speaking of the dining hall, today they served this spinach-filled flaky pastry that was called Spankotopia or something like that. I thought it sounded like the name of a place and wondered what it would be like to be from that place: "Hi, I'm from Spankotopia!"

Quote of the Day: "Does it scare you when I quack?"

:: SL 4:44 PM [+] ::

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