left Saturday morning at oh-dark-fifteen. I accompanied him to the airport, but we were both a bit groggy for scintillating conversation. :-) I look forward to seeing him again in November.
My sister Bevin and her sweetie Sean (who is
a sweetie) arrived for a couple days on Sunday afternoon. (They had had a wedding in Western Mass to go to.) We had a great time! Bevin and sionnagh
really enjoyed getting to see some more of each other, and I think sionnagh
and Sean enjoyed meeting each other. We went to see Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees
(warning: front page is Flash) at the Museum of Science
's IMAX theatre, which was a lot of fun. (I wanted to go see the space station movie there today with golux_org
, but I didn't think I was going to get out of work in time.) Monday Bevin and Sean went back to the Museum of Science to see the exhibits, and said they really enjoyed themselves.
Monday evening sionnagh
had a little gathering to play games, and we had a lovely time (although I think only two games ended up getting played -- sionnagh
got her Mü fix, and I got to break in my copy of Smart Mouth).
Bevin and Sean left early Tuesday morning to drive back to Raleigh. It was great to see them, and I hope my next opportunity is soon.
And Tuesday night sionnagh
and I spent some time reading Harry Potter
to each other.
Oh, and a work-related coda: Today at work we got a tour of our new building. The walls aren't up yet on my new office, but it's framed. I think the building is going to be a really nice space to spend my work days in, and the systems group's space as a whole is going to be laid out much more conveniently than it is now. (For instance, our offices will be on the same floor as the machine room, and the student volunteers' space will be right across the hall.) And as we were walking back to our (current) building afterwards, we walked past Mike Dukakis, who is a professor at Northeastern now (or teaches a class or two, anyway). David (my boss) says that he's a really nice guy.