I’ve been doing pretty good for a while. I’ve run relatively free of the depressing days for a while. Pushing something upwards of a month or two. Tonight it’s kicking in a little bit, though. I had an early evening off, shared a pizza (briefly) with my roommate, tossed in a nap, and then was left a little lost with what to do for the evening. Presumably that’s where it stemmed from: I don’t have anyone around I can really go out with on the weekends.

I told myself I’d start going to the pool hall every now and then; I was shooting for something like Wednesday or Thursday, and maybe Saturday evening too. I’m not thrilled about going alone, but going out is better than sitting at home and watching lord knows how much more television off of Elisa.

I’ve got a couple minor projects to deal with over the weekend, so that will help distract me. I’ve got the pilot pinot grigio to start1, and I’m going to try and go out and hit the pool hall up again.

I also should try to make it a habit to go out once a week to a bar and just grab a drink or two. Force me to get out there and maybe meet some people. At this stage in the game and my schooling, how/where else am I going to meet new people? *le sigh* Might be awkward, but maybe I should acquaint myself with more of the younger colleagues in the related graduate departments and try and make some friends there.


1Once I acquire a couple aquarium thermometer stickers. I do have to pay relatively close attention to the fermentation temperature of the must and such, apparently.

I’s got a wine kit!

I just stopped by Niagara Traditions Homebrew Supply after work today and picked up a full-set home winemaking equipment kit, with a starter kit of Pinot Grigio to get it going with. My roommate and I discussed this venture a month or so ago, and I finally made a mental note to get on the ball with that and pick up the necessary materials. Now that those are in hand, I’m (almost) ready to go! Just not this evening; starting (and fermenting) temperature needs to be between 65˚F and 75˚F. Today was a bit warm for that, so that will have to come tomorrow.

In other random news, I’m a lazy bum and haven’t shaved in just over a week. I think I’m going to keep up with this plan of action until a) I get too annoyed with the long facial hair and have to trim/shave it down, or b) someone finally calls me an unkempt louse. I’m kind of curious to see how much red is in my beard. Downside is I’m seeing how many white hairs I’m growing from my face already.

Also, going to a stripper-less stag party on Thursday evening. Kind of glad for this; the last stag party I went to (and first ever attended) had a pair of strippers. I can see the appeal for some guys. It’s just not my cup of tea!

Transmission aborting. Early evening deluge is covering transmission equipment with stray water!