Hearing rumors that the undergrad lounge may be eliminated, due to an excess of, as kahare put it, person X doing stupid thing Y and everyone finding it tremendously funny. Stupid thing Y including bubbles that clog the air vents, setting things on fire, etc. I just got through telling adam that I didn't feel that attached to the lounge anymore, but thinking about this makes me realize that it's not entirely true. I certainly don't go in there very often now, but it really was a big component of my social world at one point, a world paradigmatically different from high school, one where I could actually find lots of cool, smart, interesting people with hardly any effort. And now it's a real possibility that it will just be gone. And I do feel a little sad. Good to realize that I'm still vulnerable to the same sort of irrational attachment to places that I criticize othe people for feeling.
In other news, I was briefly introduced to papertygre in person today. That was cool. Lesson learned: conspicuously carrying around books you have mentioned on the internet makes you recognizable to internet-stalkers.