It's funny I didn't post anything last night or the night before, because I had a particularly awesome day on Monday.
First, I gave a presentation at the SSSG,
my first of the year. It was on my summer internship, and I thought it went pretty well. I got a few helpful comments from people during the talk, and then a bunch of people came up to me later on to tell me that they thought it was pretty decent, which is definitely what I was going for!
Anyway, the way I prepare for talks can be quite stressful, so I was glad to be done with it.
Moreover, I had something I had been looking forward to for a while: The Saints playing the ugly ugly Atlanta Falcons on Monday night football. It was the first game in the Superdome since Katrina, and it was huge. The whole place was sold out, as it is for the rest of the season! (This is a really big deal in New Orleans, where the games never really sold out that often, but not so amazing in just about any other city with an NFL team.)
The game was awesome. The Saints won by 20 points, and I was hanging out with some friends at the William Penn tavern watching the whole thing. It just put me in a fantastic mood!
At the moment, not too much else. Preparing for an advisor meeting tomorrow, my first in two weeks because of his absence. Wish me luck!
One more thing:
This web cartoonist David Malki !
who writes a comic Wondermark
, has a whole series where he tries to make unfunny newspaper comics funny again. This one about Marmaduke
had me laughing uncontrollably in my office.