I was also a bit of a bad boy. gizmoek was there and I couldn't stop myself from pawing at her a bit. Now, get your minds out of the gutter - good touch, no bad touch. I'm not her priest. (Not that it wasn't on my mind, mind you. Bad touch, not the priesthood.) I think I've met her before, but I don't know what the situation was, probably something else around WPI. But this was the first time I really chatted with her for a while, and she was a lot of fun. I could definitely stand with seeing her again. Even if I didn't think she was very attractive - I kept catching myself drunkenly staring at her - she'd still be fun to hang with. (That is one of the reasons I don't drink a lot, I worry about being the 'creepy drunk guy' since I tend to fixate.) Since she didn't knock me on my ass (she probably could, she works at UPS and has nice definition), I guess I wasn't annoying her too greatly.
Parties like that should happen more often. I can't throw one in my place though - too damn small.
Well, tonight was usagijer's birthday party at Sakura Tokyo. It was another great night. This time I wasn't drinking, so I behaved myself. :-) A good dinner with good friends equals a good time. :-) And it was, as always, very yummy. Now that I'm working again, I'll probably do dinner there more often. I wanted to hang out for a while, but I gave Vaughn (hmm, does Vaughn have a LJ?) a ride home and came home myself to take care of a few things and get some sleep. Of course, I'd planned to be in bed by 22:00, and it is now 23:20. I'm a little keyed up.
Why? Because I start my new job with Cyphermint at 08:30 tomorrow morning. I haven't worked full time since June 2001, basically, and I'm worried about getting back into the swing of things. And of remembering all of the tech skills I've had atrophy over that long gap. Intellectually I'm pretty sure I can handle this job, just like I always have in the past, but that doesn't stop me from being emotionally taunt. I've also been warned that it is probably going to be a bit of a trial by fire, since they haven't had anyone in there in this role and there is a backlog of work - which is why they were hiring after all. So I'm going to have to come up to speed as quickly as possible. No pressure.
Ok, well, I'm going to go try to force myself to sleep so I can get up and get to work on time for my first day and all. Wish me luck. I'll probably post something about it when I get home tomorrow.