Halloween. After a long, stressful day, it turns out that what relaxed me, wore the stress and coffee out of me, is a visit to the (new, nice) dentist.
Halloween. I drove home in the dark through the pretty, leafy neighbourhoods, where kids were trick or treating. It was so idyllic that I couldn't feel any cynicism about it. It was just sweet.
The stressful, yet interesting, day consisted of hearing about very new, very nifty things, which a bunch of people (who don't exist) are willing to commercialise (to the right people, with appropriate security clearance). Oh, and there were some physicists there too, I think, and lots of people in suits. Really, I have the strangest job sometimes.
I wore the Star Trek suit for the first time, but didn't talk to enough geeks to enjoy it much.