(From multiple sources)
1. grab the nearest book.
2. open the book to page 23.
3. find the fifth sentence.
4. post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions
“Consider N data points uniformly distributed in a p-dimensional unit ball centered at the origin.”
(From Hastie, Tibshirani & Friedman, The Elements of Statistical Learning. Yes, I admit to being a geek.)