Thesis submission happened. There may be minor edits to conform with electronic repository, but it is effectively done. Returned my keys to that lab today, attending lab meetings to the lab with which I will be working next year, and talked about having a space to work from.
So much social! Met adorable girl who is getting a PhD in Canada and has been living there for 10 years now. Spent a fair bit of time with her while she was in this area, which was nice. Will see if dating long distance works or not. Either way, fun to be with. (she has no LJ).larksdream
, and I went kayaking. This reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it the last (also first) time I kayaked. As a result, I'm kayaking as often as I have time and muscles, via a membership I got through Paddle Boston
. This has, among other things, meant that I got to see - and kayak with - starandrea
earlier this week! And tomorrow, I will be kayaking with jay_bud
(who used to be J-with-no-LJ on this journal).
I also met a woman I've been taking to from OkCupid for a while now, who is adorable, has an enormous smile, and who is currently hiking part of the Appalachian Trail for a month. Saw her a few times before she went to go do that, definitely will see more of her! (again, no LJ)
Via wedding of elusiveat
, re-met underwatercolor
who is now calm enough for me to enjoy his company (and spend yesterday playing with him in his garden and chatting with him and a visiting woman). Also met - technically for the second time - minerva42
, and thoroughly enjoyed her company. Hanging out since then has occurred a few times, and will definitely continue to occur, our schedules allowing. Most recently went to an open mic with her, at which I knew an unexpected number of people, and at which I spontaneously sang rather than read something because I hadn't brought anything. Yay, fabulous people of fabulousness!
Also at that wedding, met a woman through her charming pup who is being trained to be cuddly - cuddly pup for the win! In the 'highly unusual experience for me', she was the one who suggested we exchange contact info. We have since hung out a few times, which were quite fun, at least in part using the pup's need for outdoors excercise as both an excuse and as a delightful distraction. (yep. Another with no Lj)
Somewhere in there, I hung out with randysmith
, which was nice. :) I just spent the evening with the delightful omly
, and have set up time to hang out again later. I probably saw other people outside of galaneia
(with whom I recently had the exciting experience of trying to drive to the Franklin Park Zoo, and then has the much more pleasant experience of actually being at said zoo), metahacker
, and jasra
, but my memory is failing me.
Also, garden is giving me tomatoes. :) And apparently concord grapes, which I turned some of into jam. I think metahacker
were saying something about using unripe ones to make something. I suspect that I could just choose the smaller ones, which do not come off easily, in order to identify those. They are green grapes, which means color is not enough!
Enough for now!