( France: Day 1 )
The other parts are coming as I motivate myself to decipher my writing and infuse it with more substance. AKA, if nothing gets done for the next week... that's just my non-existent time management showing through.
Oh, also, story of my life.
So on the 8 hour flight from Chicago to Paris, I was sitting beside this guy from HCI, whom I've never laid eyes on before. Now, I had gotten about five hours of sleep the night before, and I (in my practical, 40-year old mentality) am dreading the next x number of hours without sleep. So, for eight hours, I hava my headphones on and am trying desperately to fall asleep. Meanwhile, Anonymous Guy is reading or playing Gameboy, or whatever. Sleep doesn't come. Finally, ten minutes before we land, I give up on anything resembling sleep, and sit up. Anonydude also gives up playing Gameboy and we each have a private moment of "OK, wtf what's going on again?", before we officially introduce ourselves to each other. After eight figgin' hours. What is this "social capability" of which you speak? Where can I find some?
SO for eight hours, we said not a word, and now we say hi in the halls when we see each other.