Had a very nice visit to partly-cloudy Portland, despite having to turn off anxiety about huge workload. I have a bunch of photos, and Argot has even more-nicer ones due to her cooler camera, but I've no time to mess around with uploading them and so on until maybe a week or two.
Naturally, I am now experiencing a huge post-weekend crash, including all kinds of depressive and miserable and pessimistic feelings about anything and everything. Funny how predictable that is. However, I expect it to lessen over the next few days, as it generally does, as long as I take care of myself. I'm trying not to take my own dismal viewpoint about anything too seriously until I'm feeling more like myself again.
Teaching is going well, on the other hand, and it looks as though my thesis defense will finally occur next Tuesday. I just have to get everyone to agree on a time. Now, to just finish this *&%$# ferflinkte $%#@!# exam paper. I'd better get back to it now, as a matter of fact.
Oh yes, I did finally come up with an appropriate name for the new laptop: he (gendered computer) will be called "Clu". (If you know where that's from, you get some kind of MegaGeek certification.)