My parents have been here this week and I have been wicked busy. Not a good mixture. I would like to spend more time with them, but I have been bogged down all week with other stuff: my probationary report and re-instilling confidence in my supervisor were of highest importance. The parents have been able to spend time with Yoko and the kids, which is good, I just wish I could be there too. I'm not really happy being an adult in this situation: I want to eat cake too, you know? I suppose I just need to grow up about it.
So here I am at work, in a tie and sport coat, pretending to be grown up and getting ready to give a presentation at a workshop on 'Building a Research Community'. My contribution is called, 'The Emergence of Communities'. I am talking about emergence, ant hills, and the VCR Olympics. Should be fun.