I got back from Gary and Phoebe's (for Hawt Buffy Akshun) about 90 minutes ago; much squawking of noisetubes was done and was quite enjoyable. I fear I'm really awful at noticing subtle "you ass, you've been here for five hours - why won't you leave
?" sorts of cues. I have a weird social blind spot where if something involves me, I just can't pick up on things very well. Other people interacting, no problem, nuances are fine and dandy.
After getting home, I then joined the cool kids by installing the
Folding@Home software - like SETI@home, but uses your 'pooter to calculate the structural geometry of proteins and other biochemical bits. Very cool, and quite actively useful. I was gonna continue to re-read Zelazny's Amber chronicles, but I think Mr. Morpheus has my number right now.