I was feeling acutely antisocial a little while after the talk, like I couldn't stand the idea of being around noisy crowds of people, and so I avoided the TG that was apparently going on. Somehow I kept running into people I knew, but it was okay, since I always like people better one-on-one. I bumped into the ever-invisible cdinwood, and then fancybred, escargonaut, and pepperedjane before grabbing dinner at the ol' E'n'P (apparently they have a "super" french toast meal that has basically every breakfast side dish you would ever want: very tasty and filling) and Dave McWherter after, at Barnes and Noble's, where we talked about mundane grad school things, like, oh, proposing theses and graduating and stuff.
And now, in the empty house on a Friday night, I'm feeling lonely again. mutter mutter bustling mutter mope city mutter.