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December 25th, 2006
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Writing; Thanksgiving; Christmas

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Date:December 25th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
You just happened to be around for the most social day I've had since coming to New York (barring from consideration HOPE, the hacker conference where a fairly large number of CMU people showed up for a few days). In actual fact, it did take me a fairly long period of time, with consistent and sustained effort, to get to that point. If it hadn't been for Kat (whom I serendipitously met in my second week there), I likely would have spent the first several months completely lonely, even considering the built-in society provided by going to school. It's only very recently that I think I've gotten to a point comparable in any way to how things were at CMU (in terms of society and radius of my circle of friends).

Also, regarding what my friends thought of you, as I recall people were generally positive about you, and Genevieve did enjoy talking to you. I can't remember anything more specific than that, as my memory fades quickly :D
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Date:December 25th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and work plus non-work chores plus leisure has so easily added up to more time than I have that it's been too easy to simply ignore even attempting social progress, particularly as I wouldn't really know how to do it and would expect very low success for quite a while anyway.

Looking back, I think when I wrote that I didn't think I made a huge impression I was both stating something almost certainly true (how often does a guy you don't know, visiting from out of town, whom you see for a few hours, make a huge impression?) and also hedging my bets, as I got the impression that I did or at least could have irritated a few of them. Glad to hear that that's apparently not the case.

Regarding memory, I'm amazed I remembered so much about my Thanksgiving vacation myself. I actually could have gone on for three or four times as long as this post, but that seemed tedious and unnecessary. I think I remember so well at least partially because so little of note has happened to me since then.
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