Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Tue Sep 19 07:59:38 2006
A Throughly Generic Adventure

On the day of DAY, PERSON woke up abnormally early to the sound of GARBAGE COLLECTORS. A PET came up to him on his SLEEPING SURFACE, and ANOTHER PET soon was seen, sitting still, on A NEARBY SURFACE. After a bit of time hanging out with his pets, PERSON pulled themself up, glanced at the clock to reveal it was NEAR SUNRISE HOUR. PERSON shrugged, took a quick shower, put on CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE CLOTHING and went out the door. PERSON swung by NEARBY RESTAURANT, had some BREAKFAST FOOD (a rare occurence, as PERSON is normally a very late waker), and made their way to work IN USUAL MANNER. On the way, PERSON remembered last night's WORK SOCIAL GATHERING.

Last night I went to my first departmental meeting (having skipped the the 2005 and 2004 ones) and picnic. By my records, I joined this research group on 9 June 2004, so I've been here for 2 years, 3 months. The meeting was worth going to -- it's nice to get a kind of overview of CMU Psychology. The party afterwards was kind of interesting too, although I didn't talk much with anyone. Some part of me keeps wondering why I have such a problem with shyness, although I think comparing this with Wikimania, it helps a lot when I'm with people who share some interests of mine. My perspective and interests are very different than that of most people, and that's probably roughly on par with reclusivity in why I don't tend to be very social. The picnic after the meeting had some pretty good food -- wine, corn, sliced potatoes, and finally ice cream. After making it back home, I went right to bed.

Two service announcements:

  1. I'm turning off dachte_feed on LJ shortly, now that dachte on LJ has everything.
  2. I'm going to be doing some more work on POUND. I might rework the way the Wiki side works, so on the off chance you have bookmarks to anything there (which would be odd because there's very little content), they may break soon.
The coming cold weather again brings severe discomfort, bit-by-bit.