Despite my normal seclusionist ways, some friends recently invited me to a Halloween party and I decided to suck it up and go. Even though I feel a bit out of sorts during any sort of drinking-centric event, I do very much enjoy costumes. Also, if I never go out I'll never meet anyone new. … Continue reading Halloween
Trying to get motivated to get back in the dating game. I've been spending all my free energy the past couple months working on conference paper, but that is done now so trying to shift my focus. It's harder than I would like, motivation is lacking. It's a weird thing, I know that if I … Continue reading Back in the game
I'm an attention whore. Perhaps strong words but that's the term for it. It's invigorating to stand apart from the crowd. Tattoos, flamboyant or minimal clothing, loud music, ostentatious accouterments, all of it is fun. Strange for someone who grew up pretty much an introvert, that part was probably due to some overbearing parenting. Still, … Continue reading Attention whore
Should you avoid mentally challenging hobbies if you have a mentally challenging job? There is a concept known as decision fatigue, that human brains really only have the capacity to make so many decisions in the course of a day. That's why so many people in thinking-intensive jobs try to minimize other decisions during their … Continue reading Mental fatigue
We have a new commander at work who likes to walk around later in the day and tell people to go home. Luckily I don't work directly for him so I brush him off when he comes by. He's trying to make sure people have something called "work-life balance." Bah, staying late is how you … Continue reading Workaholic or just love your job?