S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


Give or take the mounds of articles and books heaped up around my computer, the sediment of all my recent work, and much of it still in use, the apartment is looking rather clean. Sometimes tidiness seems more urgent than writing.

I had a lovely social day yesterday, in addition to doing some writing. Enough critical errands built up that I needed to go into campus for the first time in a month, and so I wrapped the trip into socialness. I had a library book to return, a Proquest dissertation to bind, and a Metropass to acquire. I caught up with departmental friends. I saw my advisor briefly. I ran into a CRRS person who works on things related to what I do, at least, related to the study of eyeglasses. I went to the Centre and had a delightful little chat with Professor Akbari, which resulted in her lending me a copy of her latest book for the weekend - it's on optics and romances! I was delighted to discover it at Kalamazoo since I hadn't realized that her work dovetailed so nicely with mine. I'm looking forward to talking to her about it sometime soon.

Then I met up with double0hilly, briefly meeting two of the incoming first years, Alexandra and Victoria, on the front porch of the Centre. They were diligent and declined the offer of our company in favor of homework, so we went off to chat and loiter at Mullins for a while. Afterwards, I joined her and hereward for part of dinner at Salad King, but since that's a restaurant, you'll get a separate post on what I thought of the food. It was very relaxing to spend the later afternoon being social and not working for a change, and with good company. The evening was spent helping pittenweem move; at least the move all took place within the building she was already living in, so it didn't take too long.

Tonight is the first Thursday pub night. This weekend, I'll write a great deal more. All in all, things are going well.

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