March 23rd, 2016

Dr. Tectonic

Weather, work, Ted

So the forecast 1-3 inches of snow turned into more like a foot and blizzard conditions the morning. I was already planning not to head in until after the conference call at 9 am, so I hadn't even started contemplating whether to work from home by the time they announced that everything was closed today. Of course, that didn't save me from working; my scheduled meeting turned into another phone call and I also did some proposal-writing because the deadlines aren't going to be delayed by weather.

I'm currently working on three different big important proposals, all of which are due in a couple-few weeks, and next week I'm going to be in a workshop for three days and the week after that I'm attending a conference (at my workplace) all week long AND I'm giving a talk at the beginning of it and a half-day tutorial in the middle.

Which is a long-winded way of saying ugh, work. Too much work.

Ted V. was in town, so we met up with him & Larry for dinner on Saturday. We went to Federal Bar & Grill, which had very tasty burgers and a big table of incredibly LOUD twenty-somethings sitting right behind us. I mean, I don't mind people being boisterous, but if you are making so much noise it causes people near you to flinch, you need to learn to modulate your volume a little. I was glad when they left.

Afterwards we went to the Eagle and hung out for the rest of the night. I was flagging for a little while around 10-ish, but then a bunch of friends showed up and I was glad that I stuck around instead of heading home. Yay for socialization.

(We also had plans to have Ted over for board games last night, but he head to head back to Portland early to avoid the storm, so Monkey & I just played a two-player game of Sentinels of the Multiverse. We lost, but had some nice together time.)