long time no update.
major changes since my 21st birthday:
i am now a classy dresser.
my teeth are flossed daily.
my posture is slowly improving.
i eat only sandwiches.
i had a culinary revolution the other day, and after a week of experimenting and trying things out, i am ready to confess and commit in the xanga world.
i love sandwiches.
they are so quick, so easy to make, so easy to clean up after, so cheap and so delicious. all in all the perfect food.
being a math major, i wanted to determine how many different sandwich combinations i can make with the ingredients i have.
thousand island dressing
thinking deeply, i realise that most of this list can be combined into a broad category called ‘things in a sandwich’ this includes everything but the bread and the cooking method. (i exclude these because i could not use white and rye bread on the same sandwich. likewise, i could not toast a sandwich and have it remain cold.)
the number of different combinations i can make from 16 ingredients is something like 65,536.
times the number of bread options 
times the number of cooking options 
that’s a lot of sandwiches
that is almost a million different sandwiches i can make from the ingredients that are sitting in my kitchen. granted, some of those combinations would include just ranch dressing on rye toasted or sauerkraut and mustard on a roll, but most combinations would be much higher on the delicious scale.
and if order matters (if ‘ham and turkey on rye’ was different from ‘turkey and ham on rye’) i think i could make 313,841,848,320,000 different sandwiches.
that’s a whole lot of sandwiches.
i would like to dedicate this entry to ben richmond, the fabulous fall weather, and dr. alice iverson.