Instituting a de facto 'freeze' on this account.
Lots of awesome people I'd love to meet, yet my message box has just become a lengthening queue that I'm not sure when I'll be able to attend to.
So: Thanks to exciting/interesting people for being just that. Apologies to the majority of you whom I haven't responded to... in the last .... year (?!).
Looking forward to more unexpected meetings in the future; but for the moment any readers should know I'm mostly awol. (...actually I guess this gives me leave, so: "awl"? I'm awl now.) Good luck! ;]
Grad student (for another month ;), spend most of my time grad studenting and trying to suss out the secrets of the universe (sadly not quite the same thing, but we do what we need to do) and put the rest of my time into various sports (mostly grappling, bit of boxing), staying connected with friends and the world, and working out ways to live ever more cheaply - in roughly that order. In the process of doing all of those I spend a great deal of time in religious-like awe and constructive frustration - wouldn't have it otherwise.