My talk at Rutgers was boring. I hate being boring, esp. the kind of boring where I feel like I am inflicting neurologic pain on people who were polite enough to invite me to speak and presumably did so in the belief that I would not so injuriously dull. Somehow I convince myself that if only my graphs are aesthetically pleasant enough it will take the edge off boring. Unsurprising to anyone but my pre-talk-frenetic-graph-making-delusional-self, this is not the case.
My sister is visiting this weekend. She'll be here any minute. So I'll be doing various tourist-y things, amidst having to catch up on various things from my time spent traveling.