So I thought about bragging about my nine books (soon to be ten), then decided not to.
When I was in college I was in an advanced calculus class. And the instructor said he was going to give us a problem to work on. He
He said, "What?"
I said, "The cheapest structure is a sphere."
He said, "No, it's more complicated than that."
I said, "No, it's not."
He didn't respond.
But the next day he changed the assignment, making it more complicated and so that the cheapest structure was not just a sphere.
P.S.: Today is the 37th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. That would make an interesting blog post since I lived about 150 miles away from the volcano.