Just a quick update before I leave for work. Yesterday Faramir and I went to a holiday party in San Francisco, thrown by our college’s alumni association. We could see the group through the windows as we walked up to the restaurant, and it was clear that the crowd was a) small and b) old. But things livened up soon, and we weren’t the youngest ones there. I even met a young alumna who recognized me from having led her tour as a prospective student! That was ridiculously satisfying.
All my students have a bad case of pre-holiday mania. Naptime yesterday was like a game of Whack-a-Mole, and I’m not going to lie to you, I kind of wished I had a mallet.