February 28, Los Altos, CA: So much fun spending time with old friends from grad school. What a baby explosion! It seemed like everyone was either a new parent or expecting (or, in most cases, both). Hard to believe that its been 12 years since meeting all those guys. Hearing someone talk about how conscientious I'd been lately made me wonder how true it is. Was I so much less thoughtful "before?" Its a strange thing to think about, and I know it doesn't happen in every case. But I am glad that they fell like I am being more thoughtful. Maybe the goal at this point should be to extend that to other people and areas in my life, because I know I haven't been as consistently thoughtful as I can be. .