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


Back in the game

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

Mental fatigue

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