June 17th, 2005

DIGRA, Day 0

In Vancouver. Totally exhausted. Debating whether to go down to the game exhibition, or just to pass out; the game thing is open until 11pm, but my body thinks it's three hours later and I've been in transit for about ten hours. Bed is winning so far, though I also kind of wish I knew where Gus was. I'm supposed to meet up with her at some point. Maybe I'll plan to get up early tomorrow, and let tonight take care of itself. SO TIRED!

Something I learned today: when planning to take the train out to Newark Airport midday, allow LOTS of time for the fact that trains to the airport only run every hour or so around lunchtime. I ended up barely making my flight, and that only by dint of panicking and taking a cab at the last possible minute.

Also, I learned that when they say "food available" on the flight, they don't mean it's a meal. I've been subsisting on Oreos and tortilla chips since Chicago, and I can't remember the last time I felt so greasy (and yet so creamily delicious!). Am I too tired to go find food? Hmmmm.

Despite how damn long it takes to get here, I do love Vancouver. The natural setting is gorgeous (mountains! water! trees!) and the city is nicely sized, big enough to have all the amenities you really want (great bookstores and restaurants) but small enough to feel comfortable. I'm wondering whether I want to be looking at jobs here when I graduate from Columbia . . . .
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DIGRA, Day 1

Feeling much better about everything now that I am a) here and b) have something in my belly besides Oreos. Gus came back to the room last night and dragged my sleepy ass out for delicious fish tacos, after which I passed out (good thing, as my body clock is officially screwed!). I woke up this morning feeling much better about myself, life, games and everything. Hurrah!

My brain is on the 'splody side, as I've been in excellent presentations pretty much all day, and have been networking like mad for the rest of the time (except a brief hour-long nap, spurred by the worst headache I've had in about five years - fortunately sleep fixed it). I'm planning to transcribe and post at least some of my notes, and some of the random ideas that I've had about research projects, games and random other things. I might not get to that today, unfortunately, since I do need to go buy some food before Shabbat, so you can have the short version.

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I do have to say that it's very, very sad spending Shabbat away from my boy. But I hear that he's having Shabbat without me, which is awesome. If Shabbat means enough to him that he wants to do it on his own, I'm a very happy young woman.

Speaking of which, I'd better get some food before Shabbat starts. See you all tomorrow night!
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