Category Archives: obscure references

Easy As Pi

Late last week, I received the transcript of my recorded interview.  It took exactly two days to complete, and after finishing reading through the transcript last night, I can officially vouch for and recommend the services of Production Transcripts out in California.  They charge at a per-minute-of-tape rate, and I couldn’t be happier with their work.  They provide both electronic and hard copies of their transcription as part of their basic cost for services.

In other news, I’m flattered to have been asked by the University of New Mexico to speak at the annual meeting for the Alumni Association this weekend down in DC.  The scheduled speaker — a former professor of mine and now a friend — was unable to make it, and I’m delighted she recommended me as a pinch hitter.

Finally, just to give you an idea of the kind of house I live in: late last week, our matehmatically-inclined daughter Madi pointed out that Sunday, March 14 was officially Pi Day (3/14).  To mark the occasion, then, Barb made three pies — apple, pumpkin, and chocolate pecan — and decorated them accordingly.  Here’s the pumpkin pie, for example, just before we tore into it:

And yes, we rounded off to eight digits beyond the decimal across the tops of the other two pies.

My family rules.

Saturday Benedict

Happy 7-11! Have a Slurpee.

Looking forward to tomorrow, as we’re having breakfast in DC with Agent J*. Jonathan is in town mainly for pleasure, but is willing (and foolish enough) to let Barb and me join him for breakfast at Luna Grille in Dupont Circle, where everything on the menu has the word “benedict” after it. And we love anything with benedict in it. Except Benedict Arnold, of course.

Have a great weekend!

* Bonus points to anyone who can name that reference. My brother is not eligible. Yes, I am talking to you . . . Mr. Cutter.